All the way back in 240BC, a Greek mathematician named Eratosthenes calculated the Earth’s circumference using nothing but a stick in the ground. How did he do it? Check out the video below from Business Insider for the answer.
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1 thought on “How an Ancient Greek Calculated the Earth’s Circumference”
you can’t calculate the earth’s circumference without making the absurd assumption that the earth is round. doesn’t a round earth sound a little dangerous to you?