“Globe Making: How the World Is Made” (1955)

Submitted by: daegog 1 month ago in Misc
A video from over 60 years ago gives a glimpse of a bygone craft.

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Male 1,540
"While the rest of mankind does its best to blow the world up, they like building a new one." (2:32)

This video shows how outdated the technology and beliefs were 60 years ago. Here's a modern guide to making a Flat Earth model.

WARNING:
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Male 7,517
boredhuman I watch those videos and I swear DEEP DOWN, I do not think those people believe any of that.

OR perhaps just deep down in myself I really just HOPE they do not believe that.  

The notion that our educational system is SO BAD that people actually cannot understand how the physics of the entire known universe break down if the flat earth notion was real.

Sure some are just con man, fleecing rubes for a few bucks, but some of these people are earnest, and that is sad.


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Male 10,070
boredhuman Good grief. I'd like to think that's parody, but it isn't. That video of yours perfectly illustrates one of the dangers of the internet: It's easy for anyone to post a good-looking, easy-to-watch video that promotes misinformation. YouTube has become the ideal medium for the deluded to link arms and reinforce themselves in their misguided beliefs.

If it's all right with you, I'd like to post this video of yours tomorrow. Can you submit it? I'd like to pair it with a flat-Earth debunking video, if you're OK with that.
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Male 2,468
squrlz4ever I can’t even fathom how the internet has connected people for hate and stupidity as much as it has.  I never even heard of flat-earth believers (excluding the pre-Pythagorean types) until I started hanging around IAB.  It’s really another example of how something so wonderful and full of potential for good also is a force for lunacy.
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Male 9,621
squrlz4ever  the ideal medium for the deluded to link arms and reinforce themselves in their misguided beliefs. 

Thank god I'm immune from that.
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Male 10,070
LordJim Boy, you are just all sorts of sarcastic lately, aren't you? I'm not real big on sarcasm, personally.

Yes, no doubt some of my beliefs are offbase. No one sees or understands everything. But I think the flat-Earthers are in a league of their own.
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Male 9,621
squrlz4ever That was self-depracating humour. Yes, I am sarcastic; it's cultural. But that particular sarcasm was aimed at myself.

I think you are being a wee bit over-sensitive recently. Maybe I need a support group;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN4QS8nL6bY
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Male 10,070
LordJim I think you're right; I think I have been over-sensitive and I'll try to roll with the punches a bit more. 

In this instance, it was a misunderstanding: I really thought you were mocking me. It stung a bit because I certainly think it's true that Americans can, and do, develop a somewhat warped worldview that's reinforced by our ubiquitous media and entertainment industry.
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Male 9,621
squrlz4ever No, I wasn't mocking you. I'm a bit taken aback that you thought so. The thing about being in a bubble is that you can see everybody else's but it's a lot harder to see your own. I know I'm guilty of that, that was my only point.

As for the sarcasm, I can't give it up; it's part of me. But I promise to unleash it only on the deserving.
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Male 46,093
I love those old British Pathé films.  The old time narrators oh-so-correct pronunciations
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Male 9,621
Nice. Always had a couple of old globes about the place. Didn't know this about them.
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Female 998
My grandparents had one of the ones that lit up inside.
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Male 10,070
thubanstar If you can find one of these old Philips London globes today, they are worth a lot of money. I was checking online and they are highly sought-after.
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7,047
 I really like to see how the borders have  changed over the years on old  globes
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