“But the globe is broken,” believes Horst Lichter when he sees the ball. “Not a single continent is correct.” Detlev Kümmel points out that this is not about the earth at all – but about the moon. Not the only mistake that has fallen on the lights: Because the moon rotates, the moderator believes that you can see all sides from the earth.

The expert enlightens him thoroughly: “Basically, we only ever see one side of the moon,” explains Kümmel. Because the moon needs 27 days and 7 hours to rotate once around itself. It also takes the same amount of time to revolve around the earth. This creates a twist that you can’t feel.

To illustrate this, the expert undertakes a small experiment. “Stand there,” he asks Lichter. “You are now the earth for me, and I am the little moon, says Kümmel – and walks around the moderator, who never sees the back of the expert in this way. Horst Lichter is impressed: “It has never been like that for me one explains.”

The moon globe was designed by Alfred Schlegel in the 1970s. He could only use photos provided by NASA for the presentation. “That means the other side came up with it,” concludes Lichter. Pink Floyd, who sang “The Dark Side of the Moon” 40 years ago, already knew that.

Steffi and Rafael Razim from Bernau brought the unusual globe to “Bares for Rares”. You would like to redeem 200 euros for it. A sum that Detlev Kümmel corrects significantly downwards: he only considers 80 to 100 euros to be realistic. “The moon is just not the earth,” was Lichter’s sober comment. The two still want to try their luck.

A good decision: The dealers show an extraordinary interest in the rare part. Wolfgang Pauritsch starts with 100 euros and is thus in the upper range of the estimated value. But soon it goes even higher. In the end, David Suppes got the bid for 570 euros – that’s almost three times as much as the sellers had dreamed of. “We’re flashed,” the couple beam into the camera afterwards.

Source: “Bares for Rares” in the ZDF media library

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