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    As the others have said, being in Australia doesn't feel like being upside-down, nor does traveling there feel like falling.
    Conclusion: the earth is flat.

    I've been to Australia. Everything is pretty normal there. Except for that one evening, on Aussie Day, in a karaoke bar. Normal was not part of that evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    Conclusion: the earth is flat.

    I've been to Australia. Everything is pretty normal there. Except for that one evening, on Aussie Day, in a karaoke bar. Normal was not part of that evening.
    But when I drive north it's uphill and returning it's downhill, for sure. those northern places are really high up.
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    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    Water flows down to the sea. Yet, when you're at sea, you're always at the highest point of all sea surrounding you. A sphere is a strange place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    Water flows down to the sea. Yet, when you're at sea, you're always at the highest point of all sea surrounding you. A sphere is a strange place.
    Whoa, that’s deep, man.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 01101001 View Post
    This has a little more detail: Washington Post
    Hughes’s ultimate goal is a subsequent launch that puts him miles above the Earth, where the 61-year-old limousine driver hopes to photograph proof of the disc we all live on.
    Or he could view this:

    Blue Origin: Mannequin Skywalker’s ride to space onboard Crew Capsule 2.0 (YouTube, about 11 minutes)
    0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 ...
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    Was the launch stage landed/recovered for this flight, too?

    [edit: I see from another short video on the Blue Origins YouTube channel that they did]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    Water flows down to the sea. Yet, when you're at sea, you're always at the highest point of all sea surrounding you. A sphere is a strange place.
    Reminds me of being out doing some boat handling training recently, and going through a well-known "swirly bit" (something to do with the shape of the sea bed). One of the young trainees asked why it was always very disturbed there, and one of the crew explained :

    "Well, you know how the earth's curved? This is the high point of the curve, and all the water flows downhill from here."

    It did take a few seconds for realisation to dawn... :-D
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    Any word if/when this guy is going to try his rocket?



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    Quote Originally Posted by AGN Fuel View Post
    As an Australian, I can absolutely confirm we don't fear going outside without Velcro-soled shoes in case we drop helplessly off the face of the Earth and fly despairingly out into space....
    Of course not. Not when there's all those snakes and spiders to fear.

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