Hey Shaq? Here’s how you can figure out the Earth is round for yourself
Ethan Siegel

I was just on the Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen, and the Island of Cozumel lies roughly 10 miles out to sea off the coast. You can see the tops of the biggest buildings on Cozumel, but not the bottoms, the beach, or the single story buildings along the shore. It illustrates this phenomenon quite nicely.

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