Inspired by pancakes: Further findings on the flatness of Kansas

Joshua Campbell and his colleague Jerome E. Dobson, inspired by the article “Kansas is Flatter Than a Pancake,” did some research on their own. Campbell tells about it in his  Disruptive Geo blog: The Flatness of U.S. States It all started with delicious pancakes and a glorified misconception. In a 2003 article published in the Annals of […]

Kansas is Flatter than a Pancake (again and still)

Today, which pancake authorities have proclaimed to be International Pancake Day, let’s look at the classic study “Kansas Is Flatter Than a Pancake“. We published it in volume 9, issue 3 of the magazine. The article was written by Mark Fonstad and William Pugatch (of the Department of Geography, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas) and Brandon Vogt (of the Department of Geography, Arizona […]

Kansas v. pancake flatness update

Brandon Vogt [pictured here], co-author of the influential study “Kansas is Flatter Than a Pancake“, is now an assistant professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.   NOTE: The state of Colorado, taken as a whole, is less flat than a pancake.   BONUS: The man who was provoked by pancakes. […]