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Why Scientists Briefly Thought the Earth Was Hollow

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Our understanding of the world has to start somewhere! And while early ideas like the Hollow Earth Theory are mostly wrong and sound silly to us now, that doesn’t mean they weren’t important.

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Johnny J 1 day ago

Everyone knows the Earth can't be hollow and flat at the same time.

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Snick36 2 days ago

It is hollow, and the core is where hell is

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Gyrre 1 week ago

Halley also got the number of layers correct.

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whitestar111 1 week ago

Well technically the Earth is just a big mole on someones grandmothers back ..there is a reason she keeps falling over and can't get up ...

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psychobeefsticker 1 week ago

Lol I WON THE INTERNET FOR 2019

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OchoaSupremo Sr 2 weeks ago

Mother Earth thick AF.

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SKB Artistry 2 weeks ago

What if the Earth was flat on the insides?

(this is a joke btw)

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ZedOrFed Zone 2 weeks ago

We have a better technology now...why scientists cant make a Stupid machine then send it to NorthPole Then throw it to the entrance where the guy disappeared long time ago that people believe that he go to other dimension

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Xeno Bardock 2 weeks ago

Scientists were briefly correct.

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Cloude 2 weeks ago

Science is a liar sometimes.

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johnrehak 2 weeks ago

Or everything is Matrix, whole world is huge MMO projection, we live in nutshell full of slime and our bodies providing power to run this epic circus :-)))

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Anthony Luong 2 weeks ago

How does calculating the "mean weight" proves the earth is solid?
How would they even find the numbers...

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Qu33n of What3v3r 2 weeks ago

As someone whose name is Hayley it was very uncomfortable to have you look into the camera and say ‘sorry, Halley’

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Tait Jones 2 weeks ago

Except that iron demagnetizes when it goes through its first phase change at 900 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes the (current) solid earth theory impossible.
Also, the guy who "calculated" the earth's density just made up the iron core idea, because it was close enough to match up to the needed density that he could not account for. (Seriously, look it up for yourself)
Yes, people in the future will look back at us and our silly ideas, but hey, our dumb ideas paved the way for the next generation of dumb ideas and people that think they have it all figured out, like every generation that came before them.

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Xeno Bardock 2 weeks ago

Remember gravity completely reverses inside the earth, that's how we have zero gravity at the center of planets. Reverse gravity will pull all heavy mass away from the center of planets causing it to fall outwards from the center due to being attracted to the huge mass all above. The result is planets are naturally hollow. Therefore gravity being a pull towards the center of planets is yet another mainstream myth.

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hax withaxe 3 weeks ago

PrinKipia ... You guys already figured it out on crash course science :P

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Drum Bone 3 weeks ago

Journey to the center of the Earth.

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NHarmonik 3 weeks ago

Could a hollow planet exist?

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Tim Lowdon 3 weeks ago

He keeps pronouncing the name wrong.

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Xeno Bardock 3 weeks ago

Youtube search "What's Inside Jupiter? | Space News". Learn about the electric gravity.

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