How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think

 

Published on 12 Aug 2016

All of us have seen a world map at some point in our lives before, but it is very difficult to imagine how certain countries and parts of the world compare to each other in size that are far apart. In this video, I explore why the world looks very different than how it is portrayed in the Mercator Projection map. I then go on to explore how certain countries are unexpectedly larger or smaller than what they appear to be, and how some places looks wildly different than our perceptions.

PS; Don’t totally hate on the Mercator Projection, it’s actually a really useful map for navigation and on keeping the correct shape of countries while sacrificing the size that we can all laugh about!

Music is by Ross Bugden. He makes excellent music, please check out his channel!

Link to channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQKG…

Link to song used in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbOiq…

Link to download for song: http://www.mediafire.com/download/a4a…

Link to TheTrueSize.com http://thetruesize.com/#?borders=1~!M…

Feral Boy Found In Canada

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Leave it to Beaver! believe it or not, a feral young boy about ten years old, was found by Wildlife protection in Amos, Eastern Canada, and is now with child protection services. The boy was seen last week in the woods by some hunters, while he seemed to be chewing on a tree, with a group of beavers.
The  boy, who was nearly naked and had long hair, was seen diving underwater with the other beavers when he saw the hunters, who were not able to find him again, despite looking for hours. They reported seeing the boy to wildlife officers,who finally spotted him near Lac Figuery,after almost a week of searching the area. The rangers were able to put  him to sleep with tranquilizer darts.The boy appears to have been raised by beavers, who were being very protective of him during the capture, charging toward wildlife officers and growling…

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This black teen was shot by Utah police five times. Now, he’s the one getting prosecuted. — Fusion

malkia a. cyril/TwitterThe shooting of Abdullahi Mohamed by Salt Lake City police in February left the 17-year-old teen in a coma for weeks and led to protests through the city’s downtown. Now a prosecutor is saying that police were right to shoot the Somali refugee—and he’s planning to prosecute Mohamed instead. Salt Lake County District…

via This black teen was shot by Utah police five times. Now, he’s the one getting prosecuted. — Fusion