• Curiosities

    Cut out and build your own icosahedral Earth

    Stop discussing!: Earth is neither flat nor round, there is a consensus solution! Directly imported from the past (Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, Vol. 64, No. 25, June 21st 1983), here we present the cut-out-and-do-it-yourself model of the icosahedral Earth. For a further outlandish turn, the model includes the contour lines (at 5 m intervals) of the ocean geoid determined by Seasat satellites. Download the model from these links, in formats jpg, tiff or pdf.