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    I heard that black scientist talking on a radio show and he said that if topographical globes were to scale you wouldn't be able to feel the difference in the highest mountain and the lowest elevations. He said the difference would be less than the ridges of a fingerprint.

    Probably not interesting enough to start a thread, but I thought it was kind of a fun fact.

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    The earth is not really a sphere, but it's a more perfect sphere than any globe we could make. I've been told.

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    • #3
      It's more pear-shaped, like a gigantic middle-aged woman

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        The Earth is an oblate spheriod.

        Kansas is flatter than a pancake. (for Hawk)

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        • #5
          Originally posted by antknot View Post
          The Earth is an oblate spheriod.

          Kansas is flatter than a pancake. (for Hawk)
          Most people would never guess what the flattest is. It's Florida.

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            Originally posted by gnostic View Post
            Most people would never guess what the flattest is. It's Florida.
            because they don't want to be wrong?

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              By any measure, Florida takes the prize for the flattest state in the nation because the highest point in the state is only 345 feet above sea level. Then Illinois, North Dakota, Louisiana, Minnesota and Delaware follow. Kansas merely ranks seventh in flatness.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by gnostic View Post
                By any measure, Florida takes the prize for the flattest state in the nation because the highest point in the state is only 345 feet above sea level. Then Illinois, North Dakota, Louisiana, Minnesota and Delaware follow. Kansas merely ranks seventh in flatness.
                That's because you have an inward 'not made here' attitude. the topic was the globe . Try expanding your outlook, the wall hasn't gone up yet.

                Salar de Uyuni, a salt flat in Bolivia that's the flattest place on earth

                HTH's

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by multisync View Post
                  That's because you have an inward 'not made here' attitude. the topic was the globe . Try expanding your outlook, the wall hasn't gone up yet.

                  Salar de Uyuni, a salt flat in Bolivia that's the flattest place on earth

                  HTH's
                  I was responding to someone who said Kansas was flatter than a pancake and it's nowhere near the flattest state although most people would guess that it is. I left out the word "state" in my response but to anybody other than a Canadian, it is obvious that is what I was referring to.

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                  • #10
                    MAP FIGHT!!!

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                        Here is the tallest parts of my wifes globes..NSFW below;





















































































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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by gnostic View Post
                          I heard that black scientist talking on a radio show and he said that if topographical globes were to scale you wouldn't be able to feel the difference in the highest mountain and the lowest elevations. He said the difference would be less than the ridges of a fingerprint.

                          Probably not interesting enough to start a thread, but I thought it was kind of a fun fact.
                          That black scientist? Really?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by JetCityWoman View Post
                            That black scientist? Really?
                            Yeah, I don't know his name but he's the token black scientist. And don't pretend there are so many you don't know exactly who I mean.

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                            • #15
                              Denzel Washington or Morgan Freeman, they always play the black guy.

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