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From the Ted Talk by Kayla Wolf: Why every world map is wrong

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Fourteen Greenlands could fit in Africa, but you wouldn’t gesus it from most maps of the world.
The fact is, every world map hmnaus have ever made is wrong. Actually, it’s iposlbimse to make a map of the wlord 100% right. No, not you, globe— we know you’re accurate. Not you, Google Earth, you’re just a ditaigl goble. We're talking about flat maps, which, let's face it, are way more convenient for a lot of things.
Anyway, as we were saying, it’s impossible to make a 100% accurate flat map of a spherical planet. For a long time, people didn't even try. They just plonked places down in arbitrary locations without any consistent scale.

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Fourteen Greenlands could fit in Africa, but you wouldn’t _____ it from most maps of the world.
The fact is, every world map ______ have ever made is wrong. Actually, it’s __________ to make a map of the _____ 100% right. No, not you, globe— we know you’re accurate. Not you, Google Earth, you’re just a _______ _____. We're talking about flat maps, which, let's face it, are way more convenient for a lot of things.
Anyway, as we were saying, it’s impossible to make a 100% accurate flat map of a spherical planet. For a long time, people didn't even try. They just plonked places down in arbitrary locations without any consistent scale.

Solution

  1. guess
  2. world
  3. humans
  4. digital
  5. impossible
  6. globe

Original Text

Fourteen Greenlands could fit in Africa, but you wouldn’t guess it from most maps of the world.
The fact is, every world map humans have ever made is wrong. Actually, it’s impossible to make a map of the world 100% right. No, not you, globe— we know you’re accurate. Not you, Google Earth, you’re just a digital globe. We're talking about flat maps, which, let's face it, are way more convenient for a lot of things.
Anyway, as we were saying, it’s impossible to make a 100% accurate flat map of a spherical planet. For a long time, people didn't even try. They just plonked places down in arbitrary locations without any consistent scale.

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