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Wonders & Blunders: Celebs’ highs and lows

The world received a startling reminder Jan. 24 of just how ignorant some people can be. Atlanta rapper B.o.B. declared to his millions of Twitter followers that, despite everything they’ve been led to believe, the earth is in fact flat.

And the weirdest part isn’t just that he believes the Earth is flat, but that he’s not even remotely alone.

There’s an entire Flat Earth Society is 200 members strong and, purportedly, not a joke. Additionally, there are many (and I mean many) YouTube videos ready to open your eyes to the truth, if you want to take the extra effort to believe it.

Have you ever been caught making up the lamest excuse ever ¬— honestly, how many times can you say, “Sorry, I’m sick,” before people start catching on — in order to get out of something?

Be it class, work or hanging out with friends, there are only so many ways to say, “I don’t want to be here, but I can’t say that.”

Fear not, chronic excuse makers! Comedian Chelsea Handler and her new app, “Gotta Go,” are here to save the day. Gotta Go lets people set up a fake phone call or text message to give them a reason to leave an uncomfortable or boring situation.

An episode of Handler’s new Netflix documentary series, “Chelsea Does,” follows the creation of the app, which can be downloaded in the Apple App Store. It works by allowing users to create fake emergency texts and then schedule them to arrive when you need to make your escape.

“My neighbor says a bear broke into my car again … I gotta go!” reads one example on the website. However, there are also more realistic excuses, such as “I’m so sorry, my friends car is getting towed … I gotta go!”

It’s nice to see Handler’s talents being put to use once again, whether it’s with her new Netflix series or newly found ability to make hilarious apps.

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