We all were
there when Elon Musk was asking “The Flat Earth Society” the important
questions, poking at the reasoning behind the theory that Earth is, in fact, a
flat disc. While flat-earthers seem to lack substantial arguments in the debate
and it seems quite obvious what the answer to the age-old question is.
GregPagel’s views were challenged after he snapped a photo of Lake Michigan.
After examining the photos, Greg, a 47-year-old musician from Manitowoc,
realized that the horizon he captured seemed quite flat, instantly raising
doubts about everything he knew about Earth.
looked at the horizon over that lake–thousands of times–and wondered “am I
seeing a curve? I’m not sure. Maybe a little? Or is my mind playing tricks?” As
a kid, I’d look at it a lot” Greg told Bored Panda. So, he did what any other
person would do, he used science! “When I actually did the math and made the
diagram, I actually felt a rush” Pagel recalled.
Earth and some calculations he was able to figure it all out and share the
surprising results with the world. Scroll down to see what he found out
imgur user Greg took some pictures in Manitowoc, Wisconsin
some beautiful panorama shots of Lake Michigan
quickly noticed that something odd about the photographs
seemed pretty… flat
what any other person would do and used science to figure it all out
Google Earth to graphs, the man dove head-first into the challenge
no surprise that he figured it out
your answer! 0.12 curve is barely noticeable, but it’s still a curve!