Not every celebrity is as well-rounded as freshly-minted Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio with his passionate crusade for climate change awareness. In fact, many celebrities know very little about the science that makes this world go ‘round- as evidenced by the 8 dumbest things celebrities have said about the subject.
“Bill Nye Is As Much a Scientist as I Am”
Sarah Palin has transcended her role as politician to become a solidified reality star thanks for her tendency to say ridiculous things. Most recently, she claimed that her climate-change-nemesis Bill Nye is just as much of a scientist as she is, totally discrediting his degree in science from a little education institution called Cornell University.
B.o.B’s Flat Earth
B.oB went a Twitter tirade to argue his belief that the world is really flat, leading to an outcry from the scientific community and a whole lot of jokes at the rapper’s expense:
A lot of people are turned off by the phrase “flat earth” … but there’s no way u can see all the evidence and not know… grow up.
Christian Louboutin’s Bad Marketing
”What is sexual in a high heel is the arch of the foot, because it is exactly the position of a woman’s foot when she orgasms. So putting your foot in a heel, you are putting yourself in a possibly orgasmic situation.”
Unfortunately, high heels still do not cause orgasms regardless of correct positioning.
The Time Lily Allen Stated the Obvious While Discouraging Kids from Science
“i left school 15 years ago and I’ve not used Pythagoras’s Theorem once or even seen a Bunsen Burner.“
Well, you are a singer, so… there’s that. Keep studying science, kids! You all can’t be famous musicians!!
Gisele Bundchen Calls Sun Screen Poison
Many people look up to the stunning supermodel, which is why the science community was especially mad when she compared sun screen lotion to position and urged people not to wear it.
“I cannot put poison on my skin. I do not use anything synthetic.”
Snooki Speculates Why Ocean is Salty
No one ever thought kids should look up to members of the Jersey Shore, anyways, but scientists were especially exasperated when Snooki speculated that the ocean is salty because of a constant flow of whale sperm. Yeah, you read that right.
Bill O’Reilly Says Flow of Tides Can’t Be Explained
“In my opinion — all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can’t explain that. You can’t explain why the tide goes in,” he said.
But many scientists begged to differ, with astrophysicist Chris Lintott
“I’m happy to take up Bill’s challenge — it’s simply the pull of the moon’s gravity on the Earth that produces the tides..The Earth’s solid surface is stretched by the moon’s pull, but the oceans are free to move more dramatically, producing the familiar two tides a day. Nothing too complicated about that, although it did take Isaac Newton’s theories to get the explanation clear.”
Foo Fighters Endorse AIDS Denial
The Foo Fighters lost a lot of fans after they began supporting Alive and Well AIDS Alternatives foundation, a controversial foundation based on the premise that AIDs is not caused by HIV despite 20 years of research to support it.
“If you test positive, you are pretty much given a bleak outlook and told to take toxic drugs to possibly ward off new infections,” said Foo Fighter bassist Nate Mendel