How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

  • Published: 17 July 2017
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    Is Earth as smooth as a billiard ball?

    WPA rules:

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    Hey What’s That?

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Comments • 37 410

  • gamingpineapple13
    gamingpineapple13  2 hours back

    6.7k are flat earthers

    • Manticore Leader
      Manticore Leader  7 hours back

      1:19 “MapPorn”

      • Jeff Davies
        Jeff Davies  9 hours back

        Unless you use a Webcam on the other side of the planet..

        • Jeff Davies
          Jeff Davies  9 hours back

          You can only see half of the earth at once.

          • Faze Andrew
            Faze Andrew  12 hours back

            Umm 1:19

            Pause lol on top 😂

            • TGAgaming
              TGAgaming  23 hours back

              1:20 ...

              • Solomon Jarman
                Solomon Jarman  1 days back

                Research flat earth.

                • Andrew L
                  Andrew L  2 days back

                  "MapPorn" 1:19

                  • Bob Dylan
                    Bob Dylan  2 days back

                    Michael: I love you
                    Me: [blushes]

                    • Lukeland 2nd
                      Lukeland 2nd  2 days back

                      I'm pretty sure other forms of life also live in a dark patch in space and thinks that no one will ever find them :I

                      • Roberto Hernandez
                        Roberto Hernandez  3 days back

                        How would the earth look like with out water???

                        • This Is Merica
                          This Is Merica  3 days back

                          As someone that lives in Florida, can confirm.

                          • Bloohmen GD
                            Bloohmen GD  3 days back

                            1:19 "MapPorn"

                            • E Jones
                              E Jones  3 days back

                              What altitude can you get a photo of the entire earth in a single photo?

                              • Trixxy The Coyote
                                Trixxy The Coyote  3 days back

                                *Map Porn*

                                • Depression Unknown-Z
                                  Depression Unknown-Z  4 days back

                                  Vsause: A map I found
                                  Me: Mapporn? Vsause what research do you do?

                                  • CJ Huff
                                    CJ Huff  4 days back

                                    1:19 map porn😂😂

                                    • thereal JD
                                      thereal JD  4 days back

                                      Nice way to end the video😨

                                      • 22feder / federico islab

                                        Before seeing this, it's

                                        Basically, 49.infinite 9s

                                        • Aidan Baker
                                          Aidan Baker  4 days back

                                          Should've ended the video with "Amazing, right? WRONG. You could always just have a mirror."

                                          • DSX12kid kame64
                                            DSX12kid kame64  5 days back

                                            I live in Kansas.

                                            • Officially Fake
                                              Officially Fake  5 days back

                                              It is the best and most entertaining Vsause video.

                                              Or is it?

                                              • nikoplayz
                                                nikoplayz  5 days back

                                                12:07 I think there's something wrong with Michigan.

                                                • Robyn SO1
                                                  Robyn SO1  5 days back

                                                  2:15 um yeah i have none XD

                                                  • Alex Rich
                                                    Alex Rich  5 days back

                                                    AlL oF iT bEcAuSe ThE eArTh Is FlAt

                                                    • IX Splashin
                                                      IX Splashin  6 days back

                                                      Well now we took a picture of the black hole

                                                      • yo its me
                                                        yo its me  6 days back

                                                        A tenth not a fifth boi 1:45

                                                        • Antoniozilla
                                                          Antoniozilla  6 days back

                                                          The earth is a cube

                                                          • Aryan Mishra
                                                            Aryan Mishra  6 days back

                                                            6.7k flatearthers

                                                            • S T A M
                                                              S T A M  6 days back

                                                              16:25 checkmate flat Earthers

                                                              • The Awperator
                                                                The Awperator  7 days back

                                                                its cause its fucking F L A T and the sun goes under it every night and if you disagree the church will hang you publicly. have a good day

                                                                • TheOneIn Blue
                                                                  TheOneIn Blue  7 days back

                                                                  I thought it was a normal rubix cube

                                                                  • clarence jeter
                                                                    clarence jeter  7 days back

                                                                    The Bible doesn't support a round earth!!!!!

                                                                    • Wil Arnim
                                                                      Wil Arnim  1 weeks back

                                                                      I love when you start to hear the beat of the music so you know when something cool is gonna happen

                                                                      • ken mcdade
                                                                        ken mcdade  1 weeks back


                                                                        • ken mcdade
                                                                          ken mcdade  7 days back

                                                                          +_ GTC _ lol dude you wouldn't know the right information if it hit upside your brainless head.. Common sense tells you earth dosent globetards are really brainwashed or just stupid

                                                                        • _ GTC _
                                                                          _ GTC _  7 days back

                                                                          +ken mcdade I am informed with correct information about the Earth, unlike you who would probably accept and implement information from a street prostitute telling you that cucumbers are bad for you.

                                                                        • ken mcdade
                                                                          ken mcdade  7 days back

                                                                          +_ GTC _ mad ? No informed

                                                                        • _ GTC _
                                                                          _ GTC _  7 days back

                                                                          jajaja you're mad

                                                                      • MustardCraft
                                                                        MustardCraft  1 weeks back

                                                                        How Much of the Earth Can You See at Once?

                                                                        • K43S S
                                                                          K43S S  1 weeks back

                                                                          *flat earthers has left the chat*

                                                                          • Beaty MC Yeety
                                                                            Beaty MC Yeety  1 weeks back

                                                                            Ima show a flat earther this

                                                                            • The special forces
                                                                              The special forces  1 weeks back

                                                                              What if there is nothing on the Earth except for just Earth but nothing like no mountains nothing else but and humans could see forever and you were the only human on the Earth could you see the back of your head because you saw around the Earth

                                                                              • Tajpizza52
                                                                                Tajpizza52  1 weeks back

                                                                                What if the jack in the box played Moon Men

                                                                                • Werewolves898 Gacha Life

                                                                                  YES THE EARTH IS NOT FLAT HAHHAHAH sorry i dont trust the people think the earth is flat is not funny okay How is malaysia is night time mm? F### me in bed then bish

                                                                                  • Lazy Latinist
                                                                                    Lazy Latinist  1 weeks back

                                                                                    These transitions

                                                                                    • Chris Mora
                                                                                      Chris Mora  1 weeks back

                                                                                      OMG where did you get that folding cube. I want one

                                                                                      • Paul Breakable
                                                                                        Paul Breakable  1 weeks back

                                                                                        well that was a depressing end

                                                                                        • Pee Sweezy
                                                                                          Pee Sweezy  1 weeks back

                                                                                          I literally have my phone that close... or do i?

                                                                                          • skilz8098
                                                                                            skilz8098  1 weeks back

                                                                                            I'm not a "flat earther", of course the earth isn't flat because we do have mountains, valleys, caves etc. I can however say that I can not believe either theory for I have never seen all of the earth in a single view and quite frankly neither has anyone else! One thing I can say is this though, the earth does resided on a Level Plane. Think about this for a moment; Why do we have the Horizontal axis x and z;  the Horizon and why do we have a vertical axis Y that is perpendicular to the xz plane? And why is it that every height of elevation above the Earth's surface is in relation to or reference of ground zero being Sea Level; the level of the oceans or top surface of water?

                                                                                            Try this experiment; take a clear glass and fill it about 1/2 of water and let it sit on your table at home assuming your table is level. Observe the top layer of water in the glass. Now slowly tilt that glass so that the glass is no longer level with the surface of the table without disturbing the water (don't make any ripples if at all possible). Now while doing that continue to observe the top layer of the water. Tell me what you see... The top layer of water remains level and parallel to the horizontal axis. 

                                                                                            Now take a basket ball and try pouring water over it's surface it will run off of the top and would not stay on its surface, but if you were to be able to keep it there then spin the basketball really fast. Angular moment will cause the water to be thrown outwards just as you would experience on the amusement ride the Gravitron. I don't believe the flat earthers nor do I believe the status quo! I have a mind of my own, I have my own intelligence, and I specialize in the fields of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and to be honest I believe they are all lies! 

                                                                                            You have to understand the behavior of water molecules. You see there are 2 hydrogen atoms with very little mass compared to the single oxygen atom that has significantly more.  A single molecule of water undisturbed in isolation sitting on a plane could only have 3 configurations:  The two hydrogen atoms at the top with the oxygen on the bottom, the exact opposite of that with the 2 hydrogen atoms at the bottom with the oxygen on top, and for the third it is  just laying on its side. In configuration 1 it would seem that it would want to tip over but oxygen is much more massive than hydrogen so it would remain balanced.  Configuration 2 at first hand would seem logical to be stable but have you ever seen a table with 2 legs stand especially when there is a lot of weight on top? Configuration 3 is possible from 2 falling over.

                                                                                            However when you have an accumulation of water molecules you will sometimes see configuration 2 because it has no room to fall due to other molecules packing up against it. So imagine  a V for configuration 1 and a larger ^ for configuration 2. You would see a lattice effect of: V^V^V^V^V^V^V  and this is one of the reasons water or liquid in general will take the shape of its container, otherwise it will spread out as far as possible, and this doesn't even take into the account of Temperature and Pressure of the container it is in; the volume, temperature and pressure of air around it as well as the density and temperature of the surface that the water is resting on. 

                                                                                            Take the smoothest possible surface you can find and make it as level as possible and pour a single ounce of water onto it and watch how far the water spreads. Now the height at which you pour it from and the rate at which you pour it will make a difference in how far it spreads due to the impact force of it hitting the surface. These are the visual effects of water.

                                                                                            I don't believe the theories that were forced down our throats through text books from a young age, nor do I believe in the flat earther's egos and agendas. What I do believe in is the use of all of the Laws of Mathematics, the Laws of Physics and the Laws of Chemistry. Things that do work: The Laws of Gases, the Laws of Electrodynamics, The Laws of Fluid Dynamics, The Laws of Thermodynamics, The Laws of the Triangles, Sine and Cosines, etc.. There is one Theorem that does hold weight that shouldn't be a Theorem but should actually be a Law by now and that is the Pythagorean Theorem as it has been proven so many times to hold true and in so many different ways, but that is outside of the scope of this topic.

                                                                                            I like to think for myself and use my own irrational thinking, and not take what was forced spoon fed to us through indoctrination by your loving Governmental Run Educational system and believe it to be 100% fact. If they can lie to us about the Assassination of JFK,  the attack of 9/11, and so on, do you think they care if they lie to you about the shape of the earth? Food for though; make up your own damn mind!

                                                                                            • Bandit
                                                                                              Bandit  2 weeks back

                                                                                              the earth is the shape of a dinosaur

                                                                                              • adamdparker
                                                                                                adamdparker  2 weeks back

                                                                                                I'm so disappointed as a total and complete devotee to your videos that I now can't watch them because you're now 'premium'. Did it really need to be like that??
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