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

The world is not quite what it seems. Most of the maps you see day-to-day are based on Mercator projection. Designed almost 450 years ago, even Google Maps used a variant of this projection until just a few months ago. However, as you can see below, it’s surprisingly bad at accurately reflecting the true size of many countries.

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