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Flat Earther Spends $20,000 Trying To Prove Earth Is Flat And Accidentally 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.

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.”

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.”

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.

3 comments

  1. Can you tell me which episode you are talking about? Also, you write "you can watch it below" - cant find the link.

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  2. They don't talk about the gyroscope in the youtube link

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  3. It is not on Netflix, probably on YouTube

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