18 February 2015

The Actual Sizes Of Countries That Have Been Distorted On The Standard World Map

[Click here to view the video in this article]

BuzzFeedBlue has created an eye-opening video that will make you view the standard world map in a whole new light.

As featured in the short video, it seems that our perception of the actual sizes of countries like Africa and Madagascar has been influenced by the Mercator map projection, which is a flat and “distorted” representation of the spherical Earth.

Watch the video below for more information.

[via Laughing Squid, images via video screenshots]