Let’s say you had $20,000 to spend. What will you do with the said $20,000? Something great, right? As it happens, a group of Flat Earthers – the name given to those who believe that the Earth is flat – that has been starred in the Netflix documentary called Behind The Curve decided to put this amount to a good use; proving that Earth is flat. Why is this being turned into an article on Wonderful Engineering? Well, because the said group of Flat Earthers ended up accomplishing the complete opposite and scientists and engineers can’t help but laugh!
According to The Space Academy, one of the Flat Earthers is Bob Knodel. He is also the host of a YouTube channel that is aimed at explaining the Flat Earth Theory. Along with his team, he was sure that a $20,000 laser gyroscope will help him prove that the Earth is flat. However, sadly enough; they ended up doing the exact opposite.
As Bob Knodel explains in the video, ‘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.’
Knodel turns and says to another Flat Earther, ‘We don’t want to blow this, you know? 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.’
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