The true size of Africa

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    29 Responses to The true size of Africa

    1. This irritates me to no end. Africa is a continent! A damn CONTINENT!
      A continent is being compared to individual countries.

      Apples to oranges, fuckheads!

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    2. Africa is small and unimportant because they do not contribute to the world at large, not because we draw it smaller than it is on a map.

      Also what j-Bryon said

      Randomly.

      Why do 9 out of 10 images not load on the NSFW side of the site, when you get to page 200?

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    3. Now how many Africa countries will fit in Asia or America (continent)?

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    4. You guys are depressingly retarded. The point is that on a Mercator projection landmasses near the poles (ie. North America, Europe and Asia) appear to be larger than landmass near the equator. This misrepresentation leads to the general belief that Africa is smaller than North America or Europe, even though it the second largest continent, both by area and population.

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    5. no Canadian comparison… LAMEEE

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    6. Has someone sent a copy of this to Sarah Palin?

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    7. Thank you J Byron for pointing out what few seem to get, even after you pointed it out.

      Also, needs more Alaska. They left out approx. 1/3 of the US land mass!
      Can I make one that complains how almost ALL US maps, especially on the daily weather report, make Alaska look smaller than Texas, when in fact it is ginormous.

      The answer is no, because I can’t draw very well 🙁

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    8. So that’s why the AIDS rate is so high there.. I get it now.

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