The Way This Guy Proves Earth Is Not Flat Is Brilliant

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.

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imgur user 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. 

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“I’ve often 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. 

Using Google 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 yourself!

Yesterday, imgur user Greg took some pictures in Manitowoc, Wisconsin

He snapped some beautiful panorama shots of Lake Michigan

However, he quickly noticed that something odd about the photographs

The horizon seemed pretty… flat

So Greg did what any other person would do and used science to figure it all out

From using Google Earth to graphs, the man dove head-first into the challenge

And it was no surprise that he figured it out

And here’s your answer! 0.12 curve is barely noticeable, but it’s still a curve!

 This article was originally published on boredpanda.


  1. Nothing is proved with this obviously faulty drawing (showing 0 degree not 0.12). This is not science, but bullshit. This shows only uncertainity, and the lack of quantifiable conclusion.

  2. I just measured it out. It's 0.12

  3. Bravo!...the maths has explained again

  4. Stand on the shore line at the waters edge of Silver Beach and look towards the point where you grew up. If you can see the waters edge in the far beach then the Earth is flat. Unfortunately for the disillusioned 'flat earthers' you will not because the Earth is a globe. Gravity won that competition

  5. Flat earth society is a shill group .Their leaders are there to spread disinformation to lead you off the right path. Real flat earthers do not associate themselves in their group.


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