It would be quite simple to demonstrate if the Earth was flat. For example, you could go to any beach and stare at a boat sailing far out in the distance without crossing the horizon, or you might ask any of the astronauts onboard the International Space Station to take a quick shot of the flat circle below as a favor.
So yet, no flat-Earther has found any proof, which should tell you something about the theory’s validity, even if you dismiss all evidence that Earth is truly round as a global conspiracy that one YouTuber “GlobeEarthCuck1848174” has seen through.
Despite Italy’s blockade, a couple from Venice recently set out to prove the Earth’s flatness once and for all by sailing to the edge of the planet, which they thought was near Sicily. It’s astonishing how locals never go to popular tourist destinations like Piza’s leaning tower or the end of the Earth where the water meets the limitless void.
“The two departed the Veneto during the lockdown for Lampedusa, breaking all prohibitions,” Salvatore Zichichi of the Ministry of Health’s Maritime Health Office told the Italian newspaper La Stampa. “They sold their car and bought a yacht at Termini Imerese.”
“Lampedusa [an Italian Pelagie Island in the Mediterranean Sea] was the end of the Earth for them.”
The excursion, which was always doomed to fail, hit several problems right away. To begin, if you’re planning a vacation to the absolute end of the planet, this year, when most of the world is required by law to stay at home, may not be the best one to chose.
The pair went off on their boat using a compass (a navigation technique based on the principle that the Earth is not a pancake) and attempted to make their way via the Pelagie Islands to Lampedusa, according to La Republica. You probably won’t be surprised to find that a couple who sold their car to travel to the end of the globe didn’t think things through, and they ended themselves disoriented, fatigued, and washed up on the island of Ustica instead.
Because the global pandemic is still active, health officials placed the couple in quarantine, but in their drive to see the edge, they escaped and floated away once more, presumably believing that the police’s jurisdiction ends where the rim meets the vacuum of space. They were apprehended three hours later.
“They attempted to flee again a few days later. They found up at the home of a mythomaniac who claimed to be positive for Covid but was not, fortunately “Zichichi explained.
They returned to their area of the world via ferry, dejected.