Earth: Flat As A Pancake

The earth is as flat as a pancake, and if you don't believe it you are just another dirty atheist. At least that is what Sheik Abdel-Azi Ibn Baaz, the supreme religious authority of Saudi Arabia, says. The blind cleric made this pronouncement over two years ago.

It seems that this cleric hasn't caught up with the pope, science-wise. John Paul II reversed the Roman Catholic condemnation of Galileo three years ago, in 1992.

Source: Orange County Register, 2/12/95