If you believe the Earth is flat, odds are you are not very smart or you are desperately looking for attention and approval no matter where it comes from. If the latter is the case, why don`t you just post slutty photos on Instagram like all the normal people do? If you are just dumb, well, there is nothing that can be done about that.

The new Netflix documentary “Behind the Curve” has delved into the flat world of flat-earthers looking at the human side of it, rather than unnecessarily trying to disprove this ridiculous theory.

In the clip, a flat-Earther sets up a simple experiment to prove that the Earth is flat. He uses two boards with a hole at a height of 5.18 meters above water level, a camera, and another person holding a torch at the same height and aligned with the holes.

If the Earth was flat, no matter how far the other person was, the light would come through the holes. But on a spherical Earth, because of the curvature, he would have to position the light above his head (7 meters) for it to be seen. On a flat Earth, he should be seeing the light, which of course did not happen. He then asked his colleague to lift the light above his head and the light miraculously appeared.

“That’s interesting,” is all he had to say about the result.

Here is the clip from the documentary:

Ever wondered how pooping in space works? Turns out that it very often does not work.

The toilet in the American part of the International Space Station cost 19 million dollars to develop and build. It was installed on the American side of the ISS in 2008 and it shortly afterwards flooded. Fortunately, there’s a second toilet on the Russian side, but it sometimes breaks too, leaving the astronauts to go inside their shuttles or, as a last resort, to use what is called an “Apollo bag.” Unfortunately, I could not find out what exactly an Apollo bag is, but I`m sure it is not fun using it.

Aiming can also be very difficult sometimes, said NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson in an interview for the Business Insider. Accidents happen and poop floating free in zero gravity is always a danger.

However, the worst thing about it is that the space toilet gets emptied once every ten days, which means that the faecal matter is collected and sits in a container for quite a while before it gets shot out into space. Whitson said that “after it starts getting full, you have to put a rubber glove on and pack it down.”

I wanted to be an astronaut as a child. Luckily, I sucked at basically all the skills required to become one and I don`t have squish human poop with my hands now. Human poop is the worst of all the poops.

Descendants of monkeys used in a 1930s Tarzan movie are spreading a strain of herpes B.

A sizable population of wild monkeys is sweeping across the state after being introduced during the 1939 filming of “Tarzan Finds a Son.” There are now an estimated 1,000 rhesus monkeys roaming the Sunshine State — all descended from three males and three females released together in the late 1930s. A Colonel Tooley released them on an island which he called “Monkey Island” as a promotion for the movie thinking that they could not swim. He was wrong. 80 years later, some of the primates have been seen as far away as Jacksonville and Sarasota, more than 100 miles from Silver River State Park in Central Florida, where they began their adventure.

As if having annoying monkeys around isn`t enough, it turns out that they are also carriers of a potentially dangerous virus. A study published last month by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their journal found that some of the animals excrete a virus that can be dangerous to people. The rhesus macaques in Silver Spring Park are known to carry herpes B. It seems some of the monkeys have the virus in their saliva and other bodily fluids, raising the risk to humans.

Now I do not want to be negative here, but isn`t that how Rene Russo almost died and the whole world population was almost wiped out, but Dustin Hoffman saved us all at the last moment? Or was that a movie?

And she has a lot of fun.

This is not a joke, although it does sound like the plot of a silly romantic comedy. A woman from the city Xiamen recently woke up to find that she couldn’t hear any male voices, including that of her boyfriend, while still being able to hear female voices.

The woman, identified only as Chen, had ringing in her ears as well as nausea the night before. But things only got worse the following morning when she couldn’t hear her boyfriend’s voice. She was then rushed to a local hospital and it was found that she could hear the voice of her female specialist, Dr. Lin Xiaoqing, but still couldn’t hear other male voices. “She was able to hear me when I spoke to her, but when a young male patient walked in, she couldn’t hear him at all,” the doctor said.

The doctor soon diagnosed Chen with reverse-slope hearing loss, an extremely rare condition in which patients become unable to hear low-frequency sounds (like those of deeper male voices) while retaining the ability to hear higher-frequency sounds (like those of female voices). While high-frequency hearing loss is much more common in humans, with one in approximately 12,000-13,000 hearing loss sufferers the opposite happens.

The Irish Medical Journal recounted a case of a 33-year-old man who repeatedly injected himself with his own semen in order to cure his back pain. After a few doses of semen injected in his forearm the pain miraculously disappeared!

Nah, just joking. He had to be hospitalized. “This is the first reported case of semen injection for use as a medical treatment,” doctors in Dublin wrote in the case study, titled “‘Semenly’ Harmless Back Pain: An Unusual Presentation of a Subcutaneous Abscess.”

The problem was noticed when he showed up at a doctor’s office complaining of severe back pain. The physician noticed the man’s right arm appeared swollen and inflamed. “The patient disclosed that he had intravenously injected his own semen as an innovative method to treat back pain,” doctors wrote in the study. “He had devised this ‘cure’ independent of any medical advice.”

After a short treatment, our medical genius left the hospital pain- and swollen-arm-free. The report concludes with a warning that medical experimentation is dangerous and it’s risky for untrained individuals to inject themselves with substances not intended for intravenous use. This means that you should definitely not inject yourself with bodily discharge of any kind, including semen, urine, feces, ear wax and the tears of your enemies.

A mainstream method of rescucitating the “apparently dead”, especially drowning victims, in the 18th century was to literally blow smoke up their ass. Whereas today we use defibrilators and blowing non-poisonous gases like air into people’s lungs, doctors in the 18th and 19th century had different ideas about how to help the dead be less dead.

The procedure was originally carried out using a tobacco smoke enema device which consisted of a pig’s bladder, a tobacco pipe, and a nozzle.  Those who did not have access to this medical device would resort to using a basic smoking pipe loaded with tobacco, meaning that their noses would be extremely close to a dead rectum. That must have been fun!

Drawing of an early tobacco smoke enema device, 1773. Author: Alexander Johnson

Tobacco smoke enemas were mostly used to resuscitate drowning victims, which led to tobacco smoke resuscitation devices being located at various points along rivers and coasts.  Tobacco smoke was forced into the rectum of the victim through a tube which was connected to a fumigator and a set of bellows. It would be forced into the patient’s rectum when the bellows were compressed. The reasoning behind this was that the smoke was supposed to warm the victim and dry out the person’s insides, removing excessive moisture. This totally makes sense. Just imagine how many more lives Mitch Buchannon could have saved if he had this ingenious device.

Source: naturespoisons.com

If you traveled at the speed of light, it would take you about 1.3 seconds to get from Earth to the Moon (for scale, the light travels from the Sun to Earth in about 8 minutes). Planetary expert James O’Donoghue animates the distance using NASA imagery.

This is one of the greatest inventions of all time and he should definitely start producing it commercially.

Kinda yes, but also no.