You could say the experiment fell flat. A tad embarrassing. MH
A famous Flat Earther spent a staggering $20,000 on a DIY experiment that accidentally proved the planet is round.
Bob Knodel was in the middle of filming for a Netflix documentary titled Behind the Curve when he realised his pricy mistake.
Seeking to disprove the mass of research led by NASA experts, he explained the particulars of the DIY experiment using a laser gyroscope.
The test involved using a camera to film through two holes, with a person standing on the other side and shining a torch back at the camera.
Mr Knodel professed that if the light can be seen with a camera, the holes in the fence and the torch all at equal differences above the ground, then he could draw a positive conclusion that the Earth is flat.
Yet, in a humorous and expensive turn of events, no light could be seen, causing Mr Knodel to mutter an awkward ‘interesting’ after the mistake.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Mr Knodel has since opened up about the experiment and what it means for flat Earthers across the globe.
‘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,’ he said.
‘Now, obviously we were taken aback by that,’ before admitting the results were ‘kind of a problem’.
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