How distorting are map projections? Here's what four commonly used systems of projection do to a human head.
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.
Most people know that Earth's landmasses once formed single supercontinent, but how said continent peeled away from itself – or the extent to which Earth's continents remain connected – is not always immediately apparent. That's where the Dymaxion map comes in.