Canada: Argument over flat-earth theory leads to campfire explosion

Canada: Argument over flat-earth theory leads to campfire explosion

[Ed. – Sometimes they get up to some weird stuff, up there in Canada.]

A 56-year-old father has been charged with mischief after a spat over whether the Earth is flat or round became so heated fire crews had to be called in.

Police said the man was at a campsite with his son and his son’s girlfriend on Monday night when the woman began postulating that the Earth is flat.

The older man insisted the Earth is round.

Brockville police said the man became so angry he began throwing objects into the campfire, including a propane cylinder. That prompted a visit from the local fire department.

By the time police arrived at the scene, the man had left. He was eventually located and charged on Thursday.

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