December 3, 1736

On December 3, 1736, Anders Celsius, the Swedish astronomer, physicist, mathematician and inventor of the Celsius thermometer, took measurements that confirmed Newton’s theory that the Earth was an ellipsoid instead of the previously accepted sphere and the previously, previously never accepted by any intelligent person or scientist, flat earth theory. Back then the scientists and people of intelligence knew that you didn’t have to respect an idiot’s theory and you could publicly mock them and pummel them with rotten fruit and vegetables and small, dead animals. Some things should be brought back.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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