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Why every world map is wrong
Fourteen Greenlands could fit in Africa— but you wouldn't guess it from most maps of the world. The fact is, every world map humans have ever made is wrong. Actually, it's impossible to make a flat map of the whole spherical world 100% right. So why do we bother with these inaccurate maps at all? Kayla Wolf explores how even the simplest changes in map design can shift our point of view. [Directed by Globizco Studios, narrated by Alexandra Panzer, music by Manuel Borda].