A man took a spirit level on a plane to prove the earth is flat

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Saturday 20 May 2017 10:45

A flat-earth conspiracy theorist took a spirit level on a plane to “prove” the earth is flat. He also filmed it... Presumably in the name of science?

YouTuber D Marble flew from North Carolina to Seattle to see if the pilot would dip the nose of the plane to “compensate for curvature”.

He says in the video:

I recorded a 23 minute and 45 seconds time-lapse, which by those measurements means the plane travelled a little over 203 miles.

According to curvature math given to explain the globe model, this should have resulted in the compensation of 5 miles of curvature. As you'll see there was no measurable compensation for curvature.

D Marble has gone viral thanks to his experient.

Not for the reasons he was hoping for though...

Here's the video:

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