Archive for July, 2011

Strange Maps

Friday, July 1st, 2011

When I was younger I thought very long and hard about how the world would be different if the maps of the world were drawn the other way around. After all placing North on the top half of the globe is a completely arbitrary decision. On my map Australia and New Zealand as well as Brazil and Argentina along with the rest of South America would be in what is our North, whereas the US and Europe as well as Asia would be situated in the Southern hemisphere. Today you can find reversed maps online. Wikipedia seems a good starting point.