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17th Jan '18 1:00:49 AM Kinswaous
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* "The world is flat, and that is that!" is one of HagarTheHorrible's slogans, and discussions about the shape of the earth has been a recurring subject in his comic strip. Since the world is flat in NorseMythology, it makes sense that Hägar, a viking, would believe that.
17th Jan '18 12:44:40 AM Kinswaous
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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 than 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]], and has survived as an illustration of MedievalMorons.

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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 than 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 Washington Irving's 1828 novel in "A History of the 1800s]], Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus"]], and has survived as an illustration of MedievalMorons.
3rd Dec '17 3:05:44 AM Sumatris
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* Related to the above, in 2017 [[https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/11/24/a-flat-earthers-plan-to-launch-himself-in-a-homemade-rocket-just-hit-a-speed-bump/?utm_term=.664ca4b0c60b Mike Hughes from California]] made repeated headlines trying to prove Earth's flatness by shooting himself into the "atmosflat" with a home-made, ''steam-powered'' rocket launched from a modified RV. After a failed attempt of his in 2014 already led to serious injuries that crippled him for several weeks, this one ran into different obstacles, like federal authorities denying him launch permission on public land, forcing him to relocate to private property. Results are still pending as of the time of writing.
2nd Dec '17 10:35:35 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''WesternAnimation/LesShadoks'' has planet Gibi, the rival to planet Shadok. Planet Gibi is literally nothing more than a flat square that tends to tilt over, causing some of the planet's inhabitants to fall off.
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28th Nov '17 8:07:18 PM Wickedcoolghost
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* In "Hare We Go," everyone is certain that the world is flat, regardless of what Christopher Columbus says. Then Bugs Bunny [[MakesJustasMuchSenseinContext proves the world is actually round by throwing a baseball all the way around the world]].
25th Nov '17 10:31:31 AM Scabbard
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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]], and has survived as an illustration of MedievalMorons.

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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 than 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]], and has survived as an illustration of MedievalMorons.
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.
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