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Why World Maps are Wrong

Posted by Sarah Brooks on

If you've ever looked at a map at school (or even browsed through Google Maps), you may have noticed a couple of peculiarities. Greenland, for example, is nearly as large as the continent of Africa; Antarctica engulfs the entire south pole; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo is just a medium sized nation. The truth is, there is a fundamental problem with these maps. Why? Because it's impossible to neatly turn a spherical object into a flat image. Watch the video below to learn why world maps are wrong.

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