Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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slightly curved Lego baseplates

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All Lego® baseplates should be very, very slightly curved to prevent flat-Earthers using them as evidence to support their world-view.
hippo, Jun 01 2019


       how does this affect the build?
po, Jun 01 2019

       Ans. They become unstable if they are tall enough, proving that the world is in fact flat!
xenzag, Jun 01 2019

       On The News Quiz the other week, they quoted an advertisement for a Flat Earth conference in (I think) Australia, advertising "prominent speakers from around the globe". Either an own goal or high-class irony.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 01 2019

       We suspect the latter.   

       We consider it apposite to point out that, since gravity curves spacetime, all lego baseplates are curved to some extent; though since the same gravitational field also acts on all other items, including lego bricks, in the vicinity, the curvature is not easily detectable.
8th of 7, Jun 01 2019

       Ah! That explains Sturton's profile when he's lying down. Another mystery demystified.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 01 2019

       This is a social phenomena that I'm going to write off as mostly a put on. I know of at least one instance where a guy actually built himself a rocket that he actually flew in that got publicity by saying it was to prove the Earth was flat. When accused by an interviewer of putting everybody on about that he just laughed.   

       Think about it. In the age of social media, how much attention are you going to get by saying the Earth is round vs the Earth is flat? I'm sure there are some that are irredeemably stupid but I'm guessing we're talking... ten percent of flat Earthers actually believe it.   

       In case I'm totally wrong, then stop this round Earth, I want to get off.   

       Unless I'm REALLY wrong and it IS flat, but I'll have some questions that need to be answered.   

       [+} for the idea, but it should be expanded to all products.
doctorremulac3, Jun 03 2019


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