Flerfs say that in April, 1900 a newspaper article claimed that a teacher in England might be put in prison for teaching the earth is a globe. Flat earthers love to cite this as if it was a real likelihood. But, did they “do their own research”?
Here is the original article in the Grand Marais, Minnesota newspaper from April 21, 1900:
This is as far as flat earthers ever go. To them, this is 100% confirmation of their pre-selected conclusion. In reality, however, the Minnesota article paints a different picture than what actually happened. Some idiot flerfs tried to change the existing curriculum by threatening to take people to court. Nobody was teaching flat earth. Here is the relevant newspaper article from England:
Here is the full article: