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December 7, 2018

#2082: Mercator Projection

Mercator Projection

[Cueball is holding a hand up as he talks to White Hat.]

Cueball: Did you know Canada is actually a smallish island in Lake Ontario?

White Hat: What?

Cueball: Yeah, it only appears to have a land border with the U.S. due to the Mercator Projection.

White Hat: Wow! I had no idea.

[Caption below the frame:]

At this point people feel so misled by the Mercator Projection that you can use it to convince them of basically any map fact.