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The Map You Grew Up With Is A Lie. This Is What The World Really Looks Like

Data scientist Neil Kaye made this map to show how much the popular Mercator projection distorts the sizes of many countries, particularly those in the Northern Hemisphere.

The distortion in the animated version is even clearer. Key takeaway: Africa is *enormous*.

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