Famed Physicist Shuts Down Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists In 1 Brilliant Tweet
Monday was the 46th anniversary of the first lunar landing, yet a small fringe still believes the whole thing was a hoax.
According to the conspiracy theory, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were on a soundstage instead of the moon. Some even claim that famed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, who made “2001: A Space Odyssey” the previous year, directed the hoax.
On Monday, British physicist Brian Cox, professor of particle physics at the University of Manchester, had a blunt message for the conspiracy theorists:
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – if you don’t think Apollo 11 landed on Moon you are a colossal nob end & should get a new brain
— Brian Cox (@ProfBrianCox) July 20, 2015
He also wrote that he has always spelled “nob end” without the k.
The tweet got a response from Aldrin, who added:
In 2002, Aldrin — then 72 years old — famously punched a Bible-toting conspiracy theorist in the face. The man had followed Aldrin around, telling him to “repent” to “get to heaven” and called the astronaut “a coward, and a liar and a thief.”
California prosecutors declined to press charges.
Also on Monday, Aldrin shared his reminiscences of the landing on social media:
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