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Explain this nasa! GO CONCAVE EARTH SOCIETY
Ever wonder how come all the air don't just float off into space?? 🤔🤔🤔
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Just when you think people can't be that crazy or stupid... Hollow Earth believers are real... I guess flat earth wasn't edgy enough.
As dumb as it is, I understand the Hollow Earth people a lot more than the Flat Earthers. There could totally be some giant-ass Delaware sized caverns full of Lizard Men down there.
You know what? Fuck off, I now fully believe in the Hollow Earth theory.
I thought the theory was based on the idea that we do live on the inside of the hollow earth, and the lizard creatures live "underground" which is actually closer to the outside of earth.
Usually, when people talk about the Hollow Earth theory, they're talking about something like this: From outside, everything is as we see it: there are no NASA conspiracies, fake moon landings, etc. It's just that instead of the Earth being all rock and metal, it's hollow, there are whole other civilizations living inside it, and it has its own mini-sun.
Both versions of this particular delusion have their adherents.
Why can't it be both flat and inside?
Like nog only can you fall off the earth, if you dig deep enough you fall through as well. I feel a challenge coming. Something like "using only a wooden spade, dig 100 meter deep, proving me wrong"
Notch has been trying to warn us for over a decade... DON'T DIG STRAIGHT DOWN
If the earth is a sphere than why do you fall into the void if you dig too far in Minecraft?
Hot Pocket Earth Society 😤👌👊👊
I guess Siberia is in the middle then.
Right, like a snow globe.
Seriously though, there's an amazing SF story by Ted Chiang called Tower of Babylon. He's the same guy who wrote the story Arrival was based on.
It's basically SF that could have been written back before people knew how the world really worked, specifically around being both flat and inside.
“We don’t live in a Snow globe!l
Friendship ended with FLAT EARTH
Now SNOW GLOBE EARTH is my best friend
I could not comprehend why she thought we lived inside the Earth until her sister said this, now it makes sense. It's somewhere between a globe and a flat Earth theory.
fuck even the dad was confused
"When you take a plane, you travel in outer space."
The distinction between "outer space" and "high altitude" is more than a little abstract though, so that's not too awful.
I mean, technically it's exactly 100km above sea level (62 mi), approximately where you need orbital velocity to generate enough lift to keep the plane from falling (constant altitude if the ground were flat instead of falling away due to Earth's curvature.
i like how they started to sketch shit out for visual aide, true scientists.
"When you take a plane, you travel in outer space."
when countering/compared to her snow globe theory, yes.
he's trying to explain that humans are on the outer surface of a sphere. that concept needs to be driven home before explaining our atmosphere.
Well...almost to outer space
Not even close
Earth is in outer space.
I thought he was just fucking with her, lol
Edit: added a much needed with
Too much pornhub my dude. Keep down to 8 hours a day like the rest of us.
He really wasn't as confused as he came across. He said the sky was outside the earth, and he was right. The sky is the atmosphere around the earth, not the earth itself. He did forget about the atmosphere when he said planes fly in outer space or w/e that was, but he was directionally correct in his understanding of how the earth and gravity works.
This girl is basically a flat earther living in a snow globe.
OK, but if gas giants get away with counting their atmosphere as part of the planet, how come we can't?
He was saying the sky is outside the earth. The girl recording was saying that was wrong. It depends on what you define as "Earth". If you define it as just the giant ball of rock floating through space, then yes, the sky is outside of Earth. If you define it as the planetary system as a whole, then I suppose the sky is inside Earth...
depends if you define the sky as the atmosphere or the space beyond.
Yo this the most Filipino shit I have seen today hahaha.
Common denominator, common sense
Oh my gut
Edit: Russell Peters is the best comedian alive
Based on what the girl said, she counts the atmosphere as the outer layer of the earth. Making us be inside the earth. Which makes sense.
BUT THEN SHE DREW IT OUT AND BASICALLY SAID THE EARTH WAS FLAT WITH A DOME. rip
Fuck me. That was so fucking painful to watch.
Yes, you're exactly right, she's considering the atmosphere to be another component of the object we call earth. The ozone layer is probably her glass dome in the snowglobe analogy. In a way, her thinking makes a kind of sense because it's not like we'd even be here to name these things if earth were just a rock in space.
Gotta say the Dad's attitude of just lying down and talking to his daughters for what seemed like ages was real cute.
I thought at first - before being called "Dad" - he was their older brother.
I didn't know the months of the year until I was like 10 because no one specifically taught me. That's kinda bad. I didn't know kids needed to be specifically taught that we're on top of the Earth though...
And this is why we need to focus on teaching kids HOW to learn.
My conclusion was (sadly) the opposite.
in modern teaching (at least in Sweden) there’s a lot of focus on giving students the tools to learn, and less focus on drilling hard facts.
Shit like this post makes me think that when it comes to some of the weaker students, you still gotta drill some basic facts.
Edit: of course you need Both! Just sayin hard facts should not be underrated
"Sven, you are so goddamn dumb. You are the reason why we don't live on the Moon yet"
You are the reason why we don't live
oninside the Moon yet.
The truth is both are extremely useful tools. Math is most useful when someone understands how to get an answer, but counting is just memorization. There's no way to get you to come to the conclusion that 2 comes after 1.
I've always found the "well no one ever specifically told me" excuse for teens/adults not knowing kindergarden concepts to be dubious for this reason. Like, do these people go their entire lives only knowing what people tell them directly? Don't they ever think about something, realize they don't know and ask someone or look it up? Can people really be so incurious that they just don't think about.... things... in general to the point where they never ever realize they don't know the answer to something?
do these people go their entire lives only knowing what people tell them directly?
Well... yes. I mean, there's a spectrum here. We all learn on our own to some degree and are taught to some degree. The months of the year seems like a big omission, but some sort of omissions are pretty much a guarantee for everyone. Hell, I'm 41 and curious about everything and I find stuff I never thought to know about every day.
Today, it's whole house humidifiers and it's only because my house is currently at 16% humidity. The biggest one I can think of was not figuring out I was fricking blind until I was 16. 20-200 vision, just assumed that's the way it was.
I mean, my sister was 16 before she found out that February only has 28 days :/
Edit: Don't get me wrong, I know it gets confusing to keep up which months have 30 or 31 days, I just thought it was common knowledge that February only has 28 days, 29 on a leap year.
My sister thought it was perfectly fine to put milk that has been opened OUT of the fridge, inside the cupboard and that it would only stop being cold but perfectly fine for human consumption even after days. Also drinking straight from a waterbottle and leaving it on her car on tropical weather then offering me to drink it after a week was no problem either.
She was 25 at that time and could not understand why I freaked out both times.
Im 21 and if you asked me to say how many days are in each month, Id probably get a few wrong
Use your knucles. Space between two, with the exception of february, month has 30 days. Knuckle, month has 31.
And that's how you easily know both July and August have 31 days
It also helps to remember because Julius and Augustus Ceasars are the people the months are named after, and they wanted to have the same amount of days.. Idk if this is even true but I heard it in the past
Me too! Same with my middle name - I was always too afraid to ask as a kid and no one explained it to me.
You didnt know your middle name?
I knew it was Daniel, I just didn’t know how to spell it. Couldn’t ask anyone, because who the hell cant spell their own name? (I wasn’t the brightest boy)
No I actually kinda get that. My middle name could be spelled a few ways and when I was a kid I'd always have to pause for a half second and think about it cause I never used my middle name enough to immediately remember
In kindergarten when we were learning the 7 continents I asked something along the lines "so if these are the continents on this side of the globe, what are the ones on the other side?" because she was showing us the continents on a map that was just a circle or something so I thought that meant that was only one side of the planet.
Idk why, but for some reason that made me sad as a kid because I thought there wasn't that much land on Earth anymore. I was fucking stupid.
After watching this video, I think I’m just as confused as everyone in the video lol
I think the argument was partially semantical and partially the sister thinking we are mole people
Yeah like where does the earth end and space begin? We’re on top of the earth but under the sky but the sky is still part of earth.
Right and if you consider the atmosphere part of earth we are technically living in the earth but not the way the sister was saying.
Air is a medium, so technically it's similar to water right? We say fish live in water, I would saw we live "in air".
Perspective. Fish probably dont feel like they live in water. It’s just where they live.
And most of the time, we don't feel like we live with air surrounding us. It's just where we live.
EDIT- Oh damn, my first gold...thanks!
It's cold and windy out today, I'm acutely aware of the presence of air. And it's bullshit.
I wonder if fish get windy cold days in the water. What would even call that? Currenty?
Yeah, the currents in the water move around a bit. In fact, the temperature horizons of water change in lakes with the seasons. In the summer, it's warmer on top and colder on the bottom. During winter, it's colder on top and warmer on the bottom. If I'm remembering right, it's called stratification.
Hank: to catch a fish you have to think like a fish
Bobby: I'm wet, and I don't even know it
Mole people?? That's fucking crazy....
hurriedly burrows away
"Sheila, hurry, get the children, we need to leave!"
Let me clear some stuff up for you then!
I have so many questions on how she perceived stuff:
I don't think she ever gave one of those things a first thought, let alone a second one.
What I want to know, is what she thinks is on the other side of the sky. If she thinks the sky is like some kind of projection dome, what's on the other side? The blue marble we see on TV? Why don't we live on that instead?
Jesus fucking christ, this is how flat earth people can now say that earth works. We're a fucking snow globe, the earth is flat inside the spherical snow globe.
Flat-earthers have just found their queen.
For the record I don’t believe it, but there are people that do... Hollow earthers think that the earth is hollow, and at the core is a second sun. The earths crust would also have the gravitational pull. Basically there would be people walking upside down on the other side of the crust. Accessed through caves and what not. I just know the general idea, so the details are probably off.
It is actually a very old idea. Look through Sci-fi fiction history. Was really popular stories near the the start of the 20th century.
Modern day hollow earthers believe more that there are vast cave systems that can house entire cities. And within these deep underground cities they have to generate their own light and food and everything else.
It has many different takes on the idea. Fun if you like researching historical Sci-fi stories.
I completely lost it on this, God damn that's funny.
Her nails. Don't they make it difficult to do... anything?
I broke one nail down ALL THE WAY and now I can’t stop touching my lil squishy pinky skin.
How are you not screaming in agony ?!
Oh I did. It sucked. It even bled a little.
Nail biter for 20 years here. You're in for a treat when you shower tomorrow.
I can’t stop touching my lil squishy pinky skin.
Yea, I let mine grow out then when one breaks, I cut them all short, and the sensation of feeling my fingertips touch stuff is so annoying for like two days.
I read somewhere that that’s partly how nails like that became stylish. They imply that you’re too rich to have to actually do anything with your hands.
They also imply that you can give awesome back scratches.
It clearly impedes her ability to think.
do u study science
This entire family dynamic was so heartwarming to watch. Everyone convening in the girls room being openly confused as fuck about the simplest concept ever. The dad eventually flopping onto the bed to join in with the paper and pen diagrams to figure out where tf outer space is and everyone coming together to conclude that yes, we do indeed live ON the earth while the sister films and laughs. I'm post grad working in microbiology and I should be upset by people misunderstanding science, but this video made my entire day. More families like this.
I had a cousin that thought the moon was the backside of the sun.
That’s so stupid. The moon is just when the sun turns off at night. How do people. It know these things??
This is it. This is the one. This is the video that gives me hope that there will be entertaining enough shit in existence that makes it worth keep on keeping on for at least a little longer. jfc it's perfect.
It's just such a silly, yet relatable moment! Whether it's the frustration that comes from recognizing you're not properly verbalizing your idea and likely coming across like a crazy person, or that memory of close family or friends revealing a ridiculous but comedic gold of a view they hold
Never would've guessed /r/KidsAreFuckingStupid would one day make me so nostalgic for my childhood!
I used to date a 20 year old woman who was very much like the girl in this video.
She believed, for example, that roads which led to the ocean were built in such a way that they ended IN the ocean (rather than T'ing or simply ending before reaching the beach). This topic came up while on our way to the beach. It was night. She was concerned that I'd drive our car off of the "ramp" that led into the ocean. To clarify - She believed that the road "ramped" into the ocean, and that if I wasn't careful, I'd end up missing the beach (night = dark) and careen into the waves, killing us both.
This woman is now, nine years later, a physician. Eidetic memory. Incredible problem solver. Not a shred of common sense.
People like that remind me that you can be an absolutely amazing genius at one thing and a complete moron on everything else.
To be fair, some roads lead to piers, and there are some piers you can drive on.
My son is 12 and he has fully embraced "Uranus? My anus? Who's anus" as comedy gold.
Uranus jokes are truly timeless.
Urectum? Damn near killed 'em!
There was actually a cult known as the Koreshan Unity in Florida that believed exactly this. They had their own "scientific" methods for proving it. You can visit the Koreshan State Park and learn about their community and beliefs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koreshan_Unity
Their globe was the best part of my visit (not my image): https://wanderingourway.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/globe.jpg
Still makes more sense than flat Earthers
The Koreshan Unity was a communal utopia formed by Cyrus Teed, who took the name "Koresh", the original Persian form of his name Cyrus. The Koreshans followed Teed's beliefs, called Koreshanity.
The Koreshan Unity started in the 1870s in New York, where Teed started preaching his beliefs. He formed short-lived groups in New York City and Moravia.
Guys I think we’re a snow globe.
After watching that video, i'm now not 100% sure if we are actually living on top of the earth.
Ah, I see that you, too, have had your eyes opened.
When i was younger i thought the earth was flat. Because no one specifically taught me that it was round and we lived on top and i was so confused because it didn’t make sense to the little physics i knew as a youngster. I thought we would fall right off and it didnt make sense that Antarctica was upside down, but i slowly figured out it was wrong.
My niece is a senior in high school and says that this very video was being discussed in class today and that five of the students thought the exact same thing as the young girl in the vid.
I mean... if you include the atmosphere as part of earth, we are inside the atmosphere. So in that sense, we are inside the earth
Shine a flashlight in her ear and check if the beam comes out the other side.
One. Time a girl in my 8th grade class thought that the map of America was the map of the world. She couldn't comprehend when she saw a globe. "Wait so there's other worlds?!??"