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Seeing These 13 Maps Will Definitely BLOW YOUR MIND

Seeing These 13 Maps Will Definitely BLOW YOUR MIND

by Ayoub Mask

The maps that you see everywhere are not accurate at all, you'll be pretty surprised and shocked to see the real size of continents with an exact accuracy. The reason behind that is something called the Mercator Projection, which is what happens when you put a 3 Dimensional  planet on a flat surface. So they had to find a solution to that, in 1569 Gerardus Mercator designed the actual map we have, but in order to do the conversion we mentioned earlier he had to sacrifice the accurate sizes of the continents and Islands.

1. The USA looks crazy small when moved next to Australia

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2. Russia completely shrinks down when moved on the equator

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3. If Romania was an Island in the Arctic Ocean

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4. Australia looks huge on Europe and almost covers it all

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5. Brazil would be huge if it was located in Asia

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6. When you spread Indonesia on Russia

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7. GreenLand Shrinks down drastically when compared to the USA and Brazil

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8. Even though it still looks huge, Canada is not as big as it looks

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9. China on Top of Russia

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10. The state of California and the UK look like they're almost the same size

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11. Australia becomes huge when moved onto North America

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12. The Japanese Islands can stretch almost across Canada

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13. Antarctica is barely bigger than Brazil

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