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Africa's true size will blow you away


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#1    Big Bad Voodoo

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:58 PM

http://io9.com/afric...away-1441076531

"We've seen this comparison made before, albeit never as lucidly as this. Behold, major countries of the world, overlaid atop an outline of the positively giant African continent."

Edited by Beany, 05 October 2013 - 02:57 AM.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 11:05 PM

Yup, thats a big ol' elephant head

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 12:11 AM

I notice Canada and Russia is missing from that diagram.  It's kind of unfair to compare an entire continent to individual countries.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 03:00 AM

For those of us who had to get out our colored pencils in school and color in & label a map of all those African countries, along with the major rivers & mountains and mountain ranges, and name the capital cities, it comes as no surprise.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:57 AM

View PostBeany, on 05 October 2013 - 03:00 AM, said:

...it comes as no surprise.

True that.


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Posted 05 October 2013 - 06:40 AM

View PostBeany, on 05 October 2013 - 03:00 AM, said:

For those of us who had to get out our colored pencils in school and color in & label a map of all those African countries, along with the major rivers & mountains and mountain ranges, and name the capital cities, it comes as no surprise.

Really you have to do that? You study geography?

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 11:51 AM

View PostBig Bad Voodoo, on 05 October 2013 - 06:40 AM, said:

Really you have to do that? You study geography?

Yes, kids study geography in school (at least where I live they do).

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:40 PM

View PostLilly, on 05 October 2013 - 11:51 AM, said:

Yes, kids study geography in school (at least where I live they do).

I did study Geography in school. But didnt have to color countries. Interesting indeed.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:04 PM

Thought I'd throw this in - Australia population approx 28 million, compared to Europe and USA

http://www.ga.gov.au...e-compared.html

Yep we are pretty badass ourselves :P

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 04:41 PM

View PostBig Bad Voodoo, on 05 October 2013 - 02:40 PM, said:

I did study Geography in school. But didnt have to color countries. Interesting indeed.

Yip me to an still to this day thanks to colouring in every damn country 30 years late I can still recount every one of their names lol


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 02:18 PM

The problem with Africa, because it's so darn big, was finding enough colored pencils or crayons so that each country had it's own color. I was good with the country-coloring, but bad at the close-up work! Funny, I thought every kid around the world had to do this kind of thing. Is this still a classroom activity, does anybody know? I was the kid whose art work of any kind or maps was never displayed on the classroom wall.

Edited by Beany, 08 October 2013 - 02:26 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 05:16 PM

We usually just had to label the countries and draw in the major rivers and landmarks - famous mountains and the like. I usually added a bit of colored pencil work just to make it look better.

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 08:04 PM

lol i can remenber the old coloring book page  but  now i asked my aunt who teaches 4 grade here the school she works at  got high tech they all use computers and printers  to make it happen but ask one of the kids if they know where your talking about they look at you like your stupid


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:53 PM

View Postjustcalmebubba, on 08 October 2013 - 08:04 PM, said:

lol i can remenber the old coloring book page  but  now i asked my aunt who teaches 4 grade here the school she works at  got high tech they all use computers and printers  to make it happen but ask one of the kids if they know where your talking about they look at you like your stupid

I still enjoy an hour of coloring books with my grandkids. It's a peaceful activity, and we get a chance to talk.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 06:09 PM

Dang, that IS big. I knew it was very large, but the overlay comparison sure puts it in a new perspective for me.





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