analepsis

“So as to give them courage we must teach people to be shocked by themselves.”

True Africa

From Kai Krause, a map representing the true size of Africa, a continent that is routinely misrepresented on standard Mercator projection maps:

true-size-of-africa

One response to “True Africa

  1. Ana Doria-Quesada May 23, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    One interesting example of the overblown American identity is how everything that happens here is very often referred to as biggest in the world or as happening in a world context. The “wold series” for baseball; the winners of the superbowl are the a”wold champions”; yesterday, I was watching the cooking competition, Master Chef, and it was referred to as “the biggest culinary contest in the world”.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 141 other followers

%d bloggers like this: