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In a world brimming with mysteries and marvels, one debate seems to spin on endlessly, much like the planet we inhabit. Is the Earth flat or round?

What we know for sure is that there’s a corner of the internet where the age-old question isn't just about whether the Earth is flat or round — it’s about who can craft the wittiest punchline. Here we are with a plethora of flat earth memes, those tidbits of digital humor that have us questioning how some people still believe the Earth isn't a sphere. Or better, an oblate spheroid.

Surprisingly, a slice of young adults have tickled statisticians with their responses to this cosmic query. A peek into the findings of a YouGovUS study reveals that a small yet baffling 4% of 18 to 24-year-olds believe we inhabit a frisbee-shaped planet. Ancient thinkers would be perplexed, to say the least, considering this debate should’ve been settled eons ago.

Yet here we are, witnessing a crew of believers in the flat Earth theory, armed with arguments that defy the gravitational pull of mainstream science. They’ve even established their own guild, the Flat Earth Society, complete with a trove of conspiracy theories where NASA often plays the villain in this anti-spherical saga.

For those who love a good roast, Bored Panda curated a collection of the best “Earth is flat” memes. Maybe humor is just the thing we needed to round out this flat debate. Don’t forget to upvote your favorites!

#2

Say It Again

Funny Facebook post about flat earth

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to meet a flat-earther one day but it seems they're only on facebook :C

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What is the Flat Earth Theory?

The flat Earth theory is a concept that suggests the Earth isn't a globe, as science has long confirmed, but rather a flat, disc-shaped platform. Those who believe in this theory question the conventional understanding of Earth’s shape, challenging the idea that it is a sphere spinning in space.

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According to this theory, the Earth’s surface is a flat expanse with the North Pole at the center and a supposed ice wall, which some believe to be Antarctica, forming the perimeter, preventing people from tumbling off the edge. This model declares that gravity is an illusion and objects don't curve along the Earth’s surface but instead move in a way that creates the illusion of gravity.

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Lunar Eclipse

Moon with shadow of a turtle

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Dian Ella Lillie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, this should be higher than the other eclipse post! And vale Terry Pratchett, one of the most intelligent and funniest authors ever...

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#5

Flat Earthers Are Truly A Sad Group

Funny Tweet about flat earth

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Is the Flat Earth Theory Scientifically Supported?

The short answer is no. The flat Earth theory isn't supported by any scientific community. Centuries of research and observation have consistently supported a spherical Earth model. From the way ships disappear over the horizon to the images and data gathered from space travel and satellites, the evidence for a round Earth is extensive and multifaceted.

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The theory, despite being debunked by centuries of scientific research and observation, carved out its own niche in the vast expanse of internet culture, sparking debates, discussions, and, of course, a whole universe of flat Earth memes.

#8

Flatearthers

Funny evidence picture that you're wrong

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is exactly what these people do. The same happens with anti vaxxers and climate change deniers... *Sigh.*

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#9

Solar Eclipse

Moon and a flat earth's shadow

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Dian Ella Lillie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I laughed so hard that I scared my cat and he fell of the table. I'm sorry, puss!

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Why Do Some People Believe in the Flat Earth Theory?

Belief in the flat Earth theory often stems from a deep-rooted skepticism of established authority and a preference for personal observation over scientific consensus. Flat-earthers often distrust governments, space agencies, and the scientific community, proposing that there is a coordinated effort to hide the truth of Earth’s shape.

In fact, they argue that all the evidence we have of a round Earth — like satellite images and physics — is simply part of a vast conspiracy.

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#11

Embrace The Curves

Picture of earth in three different shapes

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Dian Ella Lillie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I want to know how gravity works on a flat world, and what's happening on the bottom side of the plate...

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#12

...Mission Control?

Spaceship taking off from earth

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Are Flat Earth Memes Meant to Be Taken Seriously?

While these flat Earth memes are crafted with a spirit of fun, they brush against the broader themes of scientific literacy and critical thinking. They aren't to be held up as scientific evidence — memes are simply a way to lightheartedly engage with a topic that, for some, is a subject of genuine debate. Their humor comes from pointing out the sheer absurdity of denying the Earth’s roundness, making us chuckle and think at the same time.

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Undeniable Logic

Lamp shines into earth

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#14

Checkmate

Cloud object coming from the sky

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Where Can You Find Other Science-Related Jokes and Memes?

For those who have enjoyed this round of flat Earth jokes up till now and crave more scientific wit, there’s good news. You can find a treasure trove of science-related humor right here on Bored Panda.

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We have curated a collection of science memes and jokes to tickle every science enthusiast’s funny bone and maybe even teach you a fun fact or two!

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Flat Earth Memes

Dress of the earth's map on a mannequin

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Dian Ella Lillie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Forgive me Bored Pandas, for I am about to sin... When the mannequin bends over, one can see the moon...

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Are There Stories of Former Flat-Earthers?

You bet there are! For a peek into these confessions and what eventually tipped the scales for these once flat-minded thinkers, Bored Panda has collected stories from former flat-earthers. These individuals, after a period of staunch belief in a flat Earth, have had their views reshaped (quite literally) to align with the spherical world view supported by science.

Their stories often involve a critical moment of realization, sometimes through personal research, encounters with clear evidence, or conversations that opened eyes to a new perspective.

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#20

Flat Picture

Map of the world

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Angela Turrall
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well NZ, we’re in the wrong place but I guess at least they didn’t leave us off entirely like usual.

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#21

Flat Earth Logic

Different shaped rainbow in a valley

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not a flat earther, but this argument has nothing to do with a curved Earth. It's an atmospheric phenomena.

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#23

Finding New Shapes

Half cut earth globe

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#28

Brain Fixer

Woman putting her nail through man's head

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am sure, even this wont fix the problem! You gotta open the head, take the brain out, put it in lava and then only the problem is solved.

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#30

If The Earth Is Flat

Different shaped wifi logo

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#31

So, So Wrong

Scientist sitting near a globe and holding a piece of paper

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#32

Flat Earth Society

SpongeBob SquarePants reading a paper and then burning it

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#34

Explanation Needed

Minecraft gameplay

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Case Closed

Alien spaceship and a earth in a trash can

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Flat Earth Memes

Twi different shaped computer mouses

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The bastards, they proved it again - https://goo.gl/images/8DkreU

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There you have it — our roundup of flat Earth humor! If a meme made you laugh, show some love to that upvote button and feel free to share the giggles across the globe!