History Main / WorldShapes

17th Jun '17 10:38:55 AM nombretomado
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* In ''[[ChristopherColumbus Columbus]]'' by [[http://www.amazon.com/Columbus-Edgar-Parin-DAulaire/dp/0964380331 D'Aulaire]] there's a page with a few unusual globes that includes ones that look like an UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball (or a [[RugbyUnion rugby]] ball if you prefer), a gourd (or a dumbbell), and a cylinder.

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* In ''[[ChristopherColumbus Columbus]]'' by [[http://www.amazon.com/Columbus-Edgar-Parin-DAulaire/dp/0964380331 D'Aulaire]] there's a page with a few unusual globes that includes ones that look like an UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball (or a [[RugbyUnion [[UsefulNotes/RugbyUnion rugby]] ball if you prefer), a gourd (or a dumbbell), and a cylinder.
12th Jun '17 3:24:20 AM Korodzik
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* The titular planet from ''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheWoolBall'', true to its name, apparently resembles a giant ball of wool (with drooping loose bits of tread) when observed from a distance.
13th May '17 11:57:24 AM nombretomado
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** Cybertron is round in the sense that [[KatamariDamacy a massive katamari]] is round. It's like the skyline of every major city on Earth wadded up into a round chunk of skyscraper.

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** Cybertron is round in the sense that [[KatamariDamacy [[VideoGame/KatamariDamacy a massive katamari]] is round. It's like the skyline of every major city on Earth wadded up into a round chunk of skyscraper.
2nd May '17 12:33:22 AM PaulA
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* The world in Creator/EstherFriesner's ''Majyk'' trilogy keeps changing its shape, due to being over-saturated with magic. At present it looks like a Moebius strip.

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* The world in Creator/EstherFriesner's ''Majyk'' ''Literature/MajykByAccident'' trilogy keeps changing its shape, due to being over-saturated with magic. At present it looks like a Moebius strip.
1st May '17 12:53:58 AM TheKaizerreich
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* Asteroids. These are too small to be pulled into spheres by their own gravity, and double as {{Shattered World}}s. Asteroid 216 Kleopatra is shaped like a dog bone.

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* Asteroids. These are too small to be pulled into spheres by their own gravity, and double as {{Shattered World}}s. Asteroid 216 Kleopatra is shaped like a [[StockFemurBone dog bone.]]
9th Mar '17 6:00:20 AM pvsage
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* The Universe is the ultimate example. While data shows it to be flat (with no curvature) to the limit of our measurements, its actual shape assuming is finite and has one is unknown and proposals include it being (sort of) funnel-shaped, torus-shaped (read: doughnut), or dodecahedron-shaped.

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* The Universe is the ultimate example. While data shows it to be flat flat[[note]]at least insofar as a two dimensional projection of spacetime can be called "flat"[[/note]] (with no curvature) to the limit of our measurements, its actual shape assuming is finite and has one is unknown and proposals include it being (sort of) funnel-shaped, torus-shaped (read: doughnut), or dodecahedron-shaped.
20th Feb '17 9:46:58 PM Anddrix
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* The ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' in the Creator/MarvelComics adaption originated on Homeworld, a planet shaped like a classroom model of a segment of [=DNA=]; a dozen spheres linked by cylinders, arranged in two connected rows like a ladder.

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* The ''Franchise/{{Micronauts}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Micronauts}}'' in the Creator/MarvelComics adaption originated on Homeworld, a planet shaped like a classroom model of a segment of [=DNA=]; a dozen spheres linked by cylinders, arranged in two connected rows like a ladder.
12th Feb '17 5:59:50 AM ScorpiusOB1
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJvbO_rR07g It's theoretically possible]] for a planet to be ''doughnut''-shaped, if the original protoplanetary lump is spinning fast enough during its solar system's formation. Such a planet's moon might, in addition to oribiting around it like ours does, move in a figure-eight pattern ''through'' the planet's hole, or move up and down through it like a ping-pong ball. Said hole, in addition to presumably experiencing rather powerful tides, would also be very dark and cold due to most sunlight being blocked by the rest of the world, although sufficient planetary tilt would allow for seasons.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJvbO_rR07g It's theoretically possible]] for a planet to be ''doughnut''-shaped, if the original protoplanetary lump is spinning fast enough during its solar system's formation. Such a planet's moon might, in addition to oribiting orbiting around it like ours does, move in a figure-eight pattern ''through'' the planet's hole, or move up and down through it like a ping-pong ball. Said hole, in addition to presumably experiencing rather powerful tides, would also be very dark and cold due to most sunlight being blocked by the rest of the world, although sufficient planetary tilt would allow for seasons.seasons.
* The Universe is the ultimate example. While data shows it to be flat (with no curvature) to the limit of our measurements, its actual shape assuming is finite and has one is unknown and proposals include it being (sort of) funnel-shaped, torus-shaped (read: doughnut), or dodecahedron-shaped.
26th Jan '17 1:11:20 AM Xtifr
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* Robert L. Forward's ''Rocheworld'', two egg-shaped planets orbiting so closely around each other that they share atmosphere, and come to conical points at the ends nearest each other. Oceans can even flow between them under certain circumstances. The oddest thing is that this bizarre world-shape uses ''real-world physics'', and double stars with this configuration have been found.

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* Robert L. Forward's ''Rocheworld'', Creator/RobertLForward's ''Rocheworld'' has two egg-shaped planets orbiting so closely around each other that they share atmosphere, and come to conical points at the ends nearest each other. Oceans can even flow between them under certain circumstances. The oddest thing is that this bizarre world-shape uses ''real-world physics'', and double stars with this configuration have been found.
23rd Dec '16 4:02:00 AM Milarqui
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* In ''[[ComicBook/MortadeloYFilemon El Quinto Centenario]]'' (written to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' First Travel), Columbus shows several potential forms, including FlatEarth, a tetrahedron and... ''something'' that looks like an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Chillida Eduardo Chillida]] statue.
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