today i learned – thurs 7th june 2018

i spent a lot of my morning watching videos about flat earthers (because why not 🙈) … during that time, i came across this rather fun little fact! 😏

#tdil the state of kansas has been scientifically proven to be flatter than a pancake!

i know i know … it’s a weird thing to even bother thinking about but it takes the whole saying “flatter than a pancake” to legit new levels.

like me, you’re probably wondering who on earth actually took their time to figure this fun time out!? 😅 well, it turns out that it came as the result of a study by three geographers in 2003 (you can read the original study ->here<-)

anyway, in short, they came to this conclusion after doing some legit actually scientific experiments.

firstly, they got themselves a pancake from ihop and cut out a sample slice so that they could make a topographic profile using a laser microscope 🤓

they then compared this to a 1:250,000 scale digital model of kansas’ elevation data (from east to west) to determine the flatness of each.

they then came up with a flatness value for kansas and the pancake 👍🏻 … with 1.000 being absolute perfect flatness (think of rick and morty) … the aim was basically to be the closest to 1.000.

the results were as follows – the pancake scored 0.957 and kansas scored ~0.9997 … otherwise referred to by the geographers by the technical term “damn flat” 😂

and there you have it … kansas is legit flatter than a pancake! 🙌🏻 i wonder if it’s flatter than all pancakes or whether it’s just certain ihop ones 🤔

food for thought 🤷🏻‍♂️

byyyyye 🤦🏻‍♂️ #tdil

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you gotta love an entirely pointless fact! 😂 feel like reading more? no bother, just look ->here<-

(image license time! the header is ->here<-, picture one is ->here<- and picture two is ->here<-)

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