Is the Earth round? A question to end the day.

@marguicha (94613)
Chile
May 8, 2016 10:36pm CST
The day has ended. And it seems that few people are up because I don´t see much movement anywhere. At these moments I have certain suspicion if what they taught me about the Earth being round is true Maybe teachers told me stories so that we didn´t make so much noise in class I leave you with this problem. As for me, I´m going to bed. Maybe I´ll solve it while I sleep.
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@toniganzon (49925)
• Philippines
9 May 16
It's shaped like a coconut, as i was told in Science class.
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
I never thought of an Earth as a coconut. It must be because we have no coconuts here. Teachers spoke of oranges when I was a child.
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@sunrisefan (17891)
• Philippines
9 May 16
And was @Lucky25 you Science class teacher?
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@toniganzon (49925)
• Philippines
9 May 16
@sunrisefan who is she? or who is he?
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@TheHorse (65735)
• Pleasant Hill, California
9 May 16
I think it's a bit flattened, like a top. What do you think?
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@LadyDuck (157283)
• Switzerland
9 May 16
Yes, it's oval not round.
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
I was taught it was round, then pear shaped. When I was little I was taught that Pluto was a planet. Now some say it isn´t and some call it a dwarf planet. Why would it be less a planet just for being small?
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@JESSY3236 (6505)
• United States
9 May 16
If the Earth isn't round, then why do we have sunset and sunrises at different times of the day?
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
That would prove it
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
9 May 16
I think thats pretty true im so excited as we my son and i just ordered me a new computer from Frys store so I have to get my fri end to give me a ride to the store b y ?Wednesday so i can pick up before closing ti me. have a good sleep see you tomorrow
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@jstory07 (67048)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 May 16
That is really nice that you are getting a new computer. Is it a desk top.
@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
I´m SO glad you will have a new computer. I am happy with just a new keyboard.
• Eugene, Oregon
9 May 16
Maybe more like an egg shape with all the water dripping off the bottom?
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
Jeeezzz! Another question! How is it that the water from the sea doesn´t fall off.
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@Genipher (5136)
• United States
9 May 16
@marguicha *coughcough* gravity *coughcough*
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
10 May 16
@Genipher That thingy about the apple?
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
9 May 16
If you had doubt and Is There is chance to prove second time. Then got for it like Columbus.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
10 May 16
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
10 May 16
@shshiju And imagine a ship like that with sailors who did not think that the Earth was round!
@sunrisefan (17891)
• Philippines
9 May 16
I think that question has long been resolved and recent photos taken by astronauts if orbital flight further support the fact of the earth being round.
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
Nothing in the world has been resolved. It is ever changing. Don´t trust photos. Your eye sees things that my eyes don´t.
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@Genipher (5136)
• United States
9 May 16
Isaiah 40:22: He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live. That's how I know it's round-ish.
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
That sounds like a circle to me.
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@Genipher (5136)
• United States
9 May 16
@marguicha Uh-huh. A circle...is ROUND.
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
10 May 16
@Genipher Like the Earth?
@LadyDuck (157283)
• Switzerland
9 May 16
In fact the earth is not round at all, it is a sphere that is squashed at its poles and swollen at the equator.
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
So it is said. But I can still imagine how daring those sailors were, many centuries ago, thinking that they might fall off the Earth
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@LadyDuck (157283)
• Switzerland
9 May 16
@marguicha When I was 3 years old, we were walking in the woods with my Dad and I remember that I asked what if we arrived at the "end of the world". Silly kid.
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
@LadyDuck I think that sentence was beautiful! You had an imagination! Being a grown up does not mean we should lose our capability to make believe.
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@jstory07 (67048)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 May 16
There are some people that think the Earth is flat but it is round.
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@marguicha (94613)
• Chile
9 May 16
I love play with new and old ideas
@Lucky15 (33386)
• Philippines
10 May 16
Spherical