Yes... this does seem a bit crazy, doesn't it?  We all know, or at least MOST of us know that the earth is round.  But there is a growing number of people who believe that the earth is flat.  Still... in 2019... I'm shaking my head too.

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But in this little scenario, the person who is the "flat-earther" is not really the craziest one.  Here's why:

A $10,000 bet between two Queenstown men over whether the Earth is flat or round resulted in one being charged with threatening to kill the other.

Jamie Mathew Sutherland (36), car groomer, of Frankton, denied threatening to kill Louie Lanz in Queenstown on February 14 - an incident which resulted from a dinner the pair had a couple of months earlier, during which the bet was made.

I mean, clearly, the guy who thinks that the earth is flat is nuts, there is no getting around that one.  BUT a case can definitely be made for the guy who "won" the $10,000 bet to be a bit on the crazy side as well.  First, did  you really think someone like that was going to pay up on the bet?  Secondly, you threaten to KILL the guy... AND his father if they don't pay up??

People are crazy... ALL kinds of people.