Flat Earther Spends $20,000 Trying To Prove Earth Is Flat And Accidently Proves It’s Round - Science World

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Flat Earther Spends $20,000 Trying To Prove Earth Is Flat And Accidently Proves It’s Round

 In what may be one of the most enjoyable TV moments we can recall, a bunch of conspiracy theorists unintentionally spent thousands of dollars to show that, yes, the Earth is round.

Flat Earther Accidently Proves Earth Is Round

A scene from Behind the Curve, a new Netflix documentary that follows a group of Flat Earthers, a “small but rising faction of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy that the Earth is flat.”

Bob Knodel is one of those Flat Earthers. He runs a YouTube channel dedicated to the theory and is part of the team using a $20,000 laser gyroscope to prove the Earth doesn’t rotate.

However, it does.

Knodel explains:

What we found is, when we turned on that gyroscope, we found that we were picking up a drift,” Knodel explains. “A 15-degree per hour drift.

“Now, obviously we were taken aback by that – ‘Wow, that’s kind of a problem.’

“We obviously were not willing to accept that, and so we started looking for easy to disprove it was actually registering the motion of the Earth.”

What we found is, when we turned on that gyroscope, we found that we were picking up a drift. A 15-degree per hour drift. Now, obviously we were taken aback by that – ‘Wow, that’s kind of a problem. We obviously were not willing to accept that, and so we started looking for easy to disprove it was actually registering the motion of the Earth.”

You know what they say: If your experiment proves you wrong, just disregard the results!

“We don’t want to blow this, you know?” Knodel then says to another Flat Earther. “When you’ve got $20,000 in this freaking gyro.

“If we dumped what we found right now, it would be bad? It would be bad.

“What I just told you was confidential.”

Behind the Curve is now accessible on Netflix if you want to witness this moment – and a lot more, you can watch it below.

 In what may be one of the most enjoyable TV moments we can recall, a bunch of conspiracy theorists unintentionally spent thousands of dollars to show that, yes, the Earth is round.

Flat Earther Accidently Proves Earth Is Round

A scene from Behind the Curve, a new Netflix documentary that follows a group of Flat Earthers, a “small but rising faction of people who firmly believe in a conspiracy that the Earth is flat.”

Bob Knodel is one of those Flat Earthers. He runs a YouTube channel dedicated to the theory and is part of the team using a $20,000 laser gyroscope to prove the Earth doesn’t rotate.

However, it does.

Knodel explains:

What we found is, when we turned on that gyroscope, we found that we were picking up a drift,” Knodel explains. “A 15-degree per hour drift.

“Now, obviously we were taken aback by that – ‘Wow, that’s kind of a problem.’

“We obviously were not willing to accept that, and so we started looking for easy to disprove it was actually registering the motion of the Earth.”

What we found is, when we turned on that gyroscope, we found that we were picking up a drift. A 15-degree per hour drift. Now, obviously we were taken aback by that – ‘Wow, that’s kind of a problem. We obviously were not willing to accept that, and so we started looking for easy to disprove it was actually registering the motion of the Earth.”

You know what they say: If your experiment proves you wrong, just disregard the results!

“We don’t want to blow this, you know?” Knodel then says to another Flat Earther. “When you’ve got $20,000 in this freaking gyro.

“If we dumped what we found right now, it would be bad? It would be bad.

“What I just told you was confidential.”

Behind the Curve is now accessible on Netflix if you want to witness this moment – and a lot more, you can watch it below.

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