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    respect The True Size of Africa!

    Big Innit!!

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    Jesus I didn't realise it was that big!

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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    It's a ridiculous comparison. It's comparing countries with a whole continent. Personally, I think this post belongs in the HOS.

    There's nothing sickens me more than when some retarded ignoramus refers to Africa as a country. I'm not suggesting the op is one of those, but it's almost as bad.

    From a fucking Mod too, jesus. Sack the cunt.

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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    Quote Originally Posted by CzarJunkie View Post
    It's a ridiculous comparison. It's comparing countries with a whole continent. Personally, I think this post belongs in the HOS.

    There's nothing sickens me more than when some retarded ignoramus refers to Africa as a country. I'm not suggesting the op is one of those, but it's almost as bad.

    From a fucking Mod too, jesus. Sack the cunt.
    Sounds like you are engaging in a full round of Nibbism !

    I'm sure that's not PC.

    Wait untill GTI sees your post !

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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    Quote Originally Posted by CzarJunkie View Post
    It's a ridiculous comparison. It's comparing countries with a whole continent. Personally, I think this post belongs in the HOS.

    There's nothing sickens me more than when some retarded ignoramus refers to Africa as a country. I'm not suggesting the op is one of those, but it's almost as bad.

    From a fucking Mod too, jesus. Sack the cunt.
    Who's referring to Africa as a country...neither the article or me!!

    Its purely a visual representation to illustrate the size of Africa as a continent in relation to known countries!!
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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    I like that, cheers Nibb.

    But all that said, we are still a mere piss ing the ocean, when it come down to the sea.

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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    Who's referring to Africa as a country...neither the article or me!!

    Its purely a visual representation to illustrate the size of Africa as a continent in relation to known countries!!
    Pah, the connotation is clear.

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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    And this was done by Kai Krause. fuck me has he failed from doing what he used to do to bollocks like this.


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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    Quote Originally Posted by CzarJunkie View Post
    Pah, the connotation is clear.
    Don't mind CJ ... the painters are in

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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    Quote Originally Posted by CzarJunkie View Post
    Pah, the connotation is clear.
    Pah to you too...have you actually read the text?

    Even the writer states that his is an "extreme example" its just illustating how far off students are in estimating the relative sizes of countries and land masses!!

    Africa is used just as a particular illustration of gross underestimation of its size as a land mass!

    Its also to do with how much the Mercator projection distorts Africas size in relation to say Greenland and its upon maps such as this that many students base their guesses.



    Here Greenland and Africa look roughly the same size...Africa is actually 14 times larger than Greenland.
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    A tough of PMT from Czar I think

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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    Here Greenland and Africa look roughly the same size...Africa is actually 14 times larger than Greenland.

    Rubbish. If thats the case, why not just show an atlas with Africa the same size as Greenland, then compare that with an atlas with Africa 14 times the size of Greenland? That would have a much better and more worthy impact.

    Instead we're presented with a map of a continent containing lots of countries. Like any fucking map of a continent should do.

    Again, it's utter bollocks.

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    That is a more true representation of land mass size...however no atlas represents countries/ continents in this way!
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    Oh and take it up with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]!
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    Default Re: The True Size of Africa!

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    Oh and take it up with [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]!
    Have you read some of the comments...........I liked this one:

    Africa is about the same size as the dicks Stephen likes in his butt.

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