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July 22, 2021

Actual size of countries vs. Mercator projection

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I clearly remember all the years from elementary school through high school featuring the Mercator map of the world (light blue) on the front wall of classrooms, and my amazement at how huge Greenland was.

July 22, 2021 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


So this has been a lie all my life? This is devastating news and I’m not sure I believe it .

Posted by: friskypainter | Jul 26, 2021 12:07:40 AM

Alaska still bigger than Texas

Posted by: JohnM | Jul 23, 2021 1:49:01 PM

I wondered about Greenland in elementary school --- but you are telling me that RUSSIA is NOT as huge as I always thought? Sort of a WOW moment.

Posted by: Pamela Barnes | Jul 22, 2021 11:43:11 AM

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