History Main / FlatWorld

20th Nov '17 9:14:01 PM Luppercus
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* From their perspective, the world in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoMovie'' is flat for the Legos. One of them even falls from the edge. Of course it turns out [[spoiler:their world is actually located in a table in the basement and they don't know they are toys]].
28th Oct '17 1:40:57 PM nombretomado
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* Images of the world as a flat object that it is possible to sail off the edge of, is prevalent in works based on the erroneous assumption that ChristopherColumbus was pretty much alone in thinking the world was round. A comic book story depicting [[{{WesternAnimation/Goofy}} Goofy]] as Columbus is basically just about everyone telling him over and over that the world is flat. Finally, and against all odds, he gets to go on his expedition in the last few pages, only to promptly sail off the edge of the world.

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* Images of the world as a flat object that it is possible to sail off the edge of, is prevalent in works based on the erroneous assumption that ChristopherColumbus UsefulNotes/ChristopherColumbus was pretty much alone in thinking the world was round. A comic book story depicting [[{{WesternAnimation/Goofy}} Goofy]] {{WesternAnimation/Goofy}} as Columbus is basically just about everyone telling him over and over that the world is flat. Finally, and against all odds, he gets to go on his expedition in the last few pages, only to promptly sail off the edge of the world.
11th Oct '17 12:08:09 PM Leynir
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* ''Webcomic/TheWorldIsFlat'' derives it's namesake and logo from this concept.

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* ''Webcomic/TheWorldIsFlat'' derives it's its namesake and logo from this concept.
5th Oct '17 8:43:31 PM Hemma
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In ancient history, many cultures believed the Earth was flat. Certainly the curvature is so slight that it wasn't until the Greeks that the spherical Earth theory took hold. Contrary to popular belief, [[DeadUnicornTrope Christopher Columbus didn't have to try and convince people that the earth was round]]. Rather, he thought it was much smaller that it's turned out to be. His opponents were right in saying the earth is much larger. The idea of it being about if the earth is flat or round [[NewerThanTheyThink dates from a novel in the 1800s]].

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In ancient history, many cultures believed the Earth was flat. Certainly the curvature is so slight that it wasn't until the Greeks that the spherical Earth theory took hold. Contrary to popular belief, [[DeadUnicornTrope Christopher Columbus didn't have to try and convince people that the earth was round]]. Rather, he thought it was much smaller that it's turned out to be. His opponents were right in saying the earth is much larger. The idea of it being about if the earth is flat or round [[NewerThanTheyThink dates from a novel in the 1800s]].
1800s]], and has survived as an illustration of MedievalMorons.
28th Sep '17 6:21:34 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The model familiar to us from middle eastern mythology (and later the Bible) didn't have edges you could sail off of, the dome of the metal sky just met the ground at the edges. Everything outside the dome was made of water.

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** The model familiar to us from middle eastern mythology (and later the Bible) didn't have edges you could sail off of, the dome of the metal (or sometimes crystal) sky just met the ground at the edges. Everything outside the dome was made of water.
16th Sep '17 10:38:18 AM nombretomado
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** In ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', which takes place 30 years after the end of the GameBoyAdvance duology, the world's oceans and continents are now separated into layers, with the heroes' ship being unable to reach any continents other than their own due to the other continents being separated by waterfalls. Other than the addition of layers, the world is still a flat one but may revert back to its original shape in the years down the road since there's still natural activity happening in the world in the 30 year gap.

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** In ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', which takes place 30 years after the end of the GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance duology, the world's oceans and continents are now separated into layers, with the heroes' ship being unable to reach any continents other than their own due to the other continents being separated by waterfalls. Other than the addition of layers, the world is still a flat one but may revert back to its original shape in the years down the road since there's still natural activity happening in the world in the 30 year gap.
10th Sep '17 10:09:00 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft's Dreamland is apparently flat, or at least there is one place where you can sail off the edge of the world and "fall" into space, as the eponymous vessel in "The White Ship" discovers.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft's Dreamland is apparently flat, or at least there is one place where you can sail off the edge of the world and "fall" into space, as the eponymous vessel seen in "The White Ship" discovers.''Literature/TheDreamQuestOfUnknownKadath''.
7th Sep '17 11:30:18 PM PaulA
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* Creator/HPLovecraft's Dreamland is apparently flat, or at least there is one place where you can sail off the edge of the world and "fall" into space.

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* Creator/HPLovecraft's Dreamland is apparently flat, or at least there is one place where you can sail off the edge of the world and "fall" into space.space, as the eponymous vessel in "The White Ship" discovers.
30th Aug '17 6:25:20 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** The model familiar to us from middle eastern mythology (and later the Bible) didn't have edges you could sail off of, the dome of the metal sky just met the ground at the edges. Everything outside the dome was made of water.
1st Jul '17 2:58:27 PM nombretomado
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* Some people still believe this to be the case. In the words of TheOtherWiki, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society Flat Earth Society]] "seeks to further the belief that the Earth is flat instead of an oblate spheroid." Interestingly, they believe that the Earth is actually shaped like the azimuthal projection on the United Nations flag, which explains the whole sailing around the world thing at least.

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* Some people still believe this to be the case. In the words of TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_Earth_Society Flat Earth Society]] "seeks to further the belief that the Earth is flat instead of an oblate spheroid." Interestingly, they believe that the Earth is actually shaped like the azimuthal projection on the United Nations flag, which explains the whole sailing around the world thing at least.
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