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June 19, 240 BCE

On June 19, 240 BCE, Greek philosopher and scientist, Eratosthenes, estimated the circumference of the Earth using two sticks and got pretty darned close to its actual value. Today in the world, there are actually people who… Continue reading

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February 11, 2016

On February 11, 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories in Livingston, LA and Hanford, WA announced that they had detected the elusive gravitational waves on September 14, 2015. Flat Earthers immediately started to protest, as they don’t believe … Continue reading

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September 10, 1945

On September 10, 1945, Mike the Headless Chicken was decapitated in Fruita, Colorado. He survived for another 18 months before he choked to death. Before his death, he did win two debates. One with a Flat Earther and the other … Continue reading

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June 19, 240 BCE

On June 19, 240 BCE Eratosthenes estimated the circumference of the Earth using a well in Syene and a stick at Alexandria and some simple geometry. He’d previously noted that on the summer solstice, in a well at Syene, you … Continue reading

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June 16, 1980

On June 16, 1980, the US Supreme Court ruled that new forms of life created in labs could be patented. The specific case brought before the US Supreme Court involved a genetically-engineered bacterium that was capable of breaking down crude … Continue reading

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January 10, 1946

On January 10, 1946, Project Diana was successfully completed. The United States Army Signal Corps bounced radio waves off the Moon and received the reflected signals, thereby proving that the Moon was real and probably not made of brie, green … Continue reading

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