The early hope for the internet was that it would result in an educated, well-informed population that would use history’s accumulated knowledge for our collective good.
Instead it’s been overrun by brands, trolls, and conspiracy theorists. The latter group always thinks they’re one Google Image search away from unraveling an enormous, reality-bending secret concealed from us by the government and/or Illuminati.
But while “Flat Earth” conspiracy theorists have gotten a lot of attention in recent years for their outlandish theory it gets even weirder.
Introducing “Donut Earth.”
the earth is actually a donut n the reason the sky is blue is because you see the ocean above you pic.twitter.com/zNwyfkKEkJ
— juju. (@fatherjstn) January 12, 2019
Look this person is probably trolling but it’s a slow news day so let us have this. According to VICE at least several people believe in the theory. Also nothing is real anymore.
Needless to say, whether more than two people globally believe in “Donut Earth Theory” or not the concept was vigorously mocked and memed.
Flat earthers are shaking
— Leah 💔 (@sistertrapx) January 13, 2019
— Jaden and 2,093 others (@jadenonfiya04) January 12, 2019
Actually donuts are shaped like earth
— Earring Magic Ken (@thelucygervais) November 14, 2018
Wrong installation. pic.twitter.com/PfXCG0CNgF
— LvL-98 stupid motherfucker (@Tsandere_) January 13, 2019
— Tony Camblin (@Tony_Camblin) November 14, 2018
Some questioned the Donut Earth theorists choice of recreational intoxicants.
What was in that blunt? https://t.co/xYH14Ij3E5
— #Givelife2savelife (@Sianeh8) April 12, 2019
Can I please have the number to your weed dealer
— the Beave, EXCELSIOR (@McKeeve48181244) January 12, 2019
5 min after smoking weed: https://t.co/6GWSJDZw4G
— João (@joaop_nto) April 13, 2019
I want what he's having https://t.co/ZGnup7MT3o
— The Book Of Oreo (@blvck_oreo) April 13, 2019
This is how I see shit when I’m high https://t.co/2MB7AxbFeF
— 𝔏𝔢𝔵 ☔️ (@lex_rainbow) April 14, 2019
— Les 🧚🏼♀️ (@____leslieee) January 13, 2019
— Courtney Henry (@countergalx) January 13, 2019
While others were surprisingly on board with the theory.
— aye (@alwaysekai) April 13, 2019
Actual photographic proof pic.twitter.com/VDDJxQjHX7
— Killian🚭 (@Filkenny) January 13, 2019
I mean it makes sense https://t.co/aE0AZsAa2U
— Goooooo Johnny Go (@half_azn_texan) April 13, 2019
i knew it!! https://t.co/XiqOpEILfg
— aisha (@aishastw) April 13, 2019
This sounds like it could be one of Kanye’s thoughts pic.twitter.com/O4lUQVYn9j
— I’ve seen love die ✞ (@theraiseofaking) January 13, 2019