Damn, Africa is Huge

Submitted by: unsub 8 years ago Misc

Check out how many jumbo-sized countries can actually fit into it.
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Male 197
Asia is bigger than Africa.
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Male 379
wow look how many COUNTRIES equal a CONTINENT...
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Male 612
what about CANADA??
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Male 1,557
I dont think it matters that its a continent etc, its just to illustrate the sheer size of Africa, by showing countries within it. Dont be so bitter and cynical, guys.
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Male 391
"some retards who`ve never seen a globe"
I TAKE OFFENCE TO THAT SEEING AS MY FAMILY IS TO POOR TO BUY A GLOBE!
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Male 94
That can`t be real! united states is Way to small!!
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Female 102
Western Europe?
I`m too tired to actually check, but did they cut out Finland?
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Male 612
and u could probably cram a few more countries in there .........wow
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Female 60
well, it IS a continent...
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Female 13
Dang, I never realized it was that huge. Easier to get lost, too. Not my favorite place to do that though... probably because of all those lions.
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Female 1,231
Meh. >.>

I thought everyone learned this in World Geography?

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Male 2,781
IT`S SOOO BIG...
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Male 2,395
Wow never realized that.
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Male 313
It was obviously made to compare the girth of your mother to that of a country
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Male 7,933
Notice how Canada isnt there. I guess they didn`t want to show a country that didn`t matter inside a continent that didn`t matter. HA HAHA... wait.... that was mean. Im sorry Africa... Truly
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Male 75
i fail to see the point of this
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Male 230
@JimHxn: That map shows that the U.S. nearly matches Canada in size...
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Male 1,455
Since when did the Balkan countries become a part of Western Europe?
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Male 382
Holy Crap thats big.
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Male 1,109
you know what else is big in afica? their sahara desert.
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Male 425
Duh.
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Male 1,220
to all you nay sayers who point out the overlap.
look at all the emtpy space still in africa not taken up by the countries, that would be easily filled up by the overlap
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Male 1,237
DAMN NATURE, YOU SCARY
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Female 88
i wonder if we could fit russia in there?
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Male 55
"I was just looking at a world map, and honestly this looks like this picture exaggerates the size of Africa..."

Unless you were looking at the Peter`s Projection map, the map you were looking at was wrong. This is the most accurate map for the scale of the different shapes of the world:

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Male 1,086
well...India is a subcontinent (whatever that means). So who gives a crap anyway?
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Male 2,616
Haha, all the OTHER countries that can fit inside Africa. MAN! AFRICA IS A HUGE COUNTRY!
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Female 505
Yeah, and if you take South America and put it sorta inside Africa but not completely, it makes a dinosaur head!
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Male 169
I got a higher in geography and didn`t realise africa was that big.
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Male 251
continents>countries...
Plus china and some of the states is going in the water so something must be wrong..
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Male 126
Why were they comparing countries to a continent? It would`ve had a much better message if they simply put smaller continents in.
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Male 1,142
any message the creator of that image hoped to put out was lost on the fact that you are comparing countries to a continent. find countries that are similar in size from europe and africa and then compare them to send a message.

i want to see a cookie commercial were someone has a empty chips ahoy container thing(whatever you call the plastic tray and wrapper cookies come in...) and starts putting oreos in it till its full then says oreos are over prices cause more oreos sold last year but you can fit a pack and a half in the chips ahoy container.. makes no sense at all.

those might be made by the same company but it would still be a funny comparison to this.

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Female 1,470
Shiit i thought it was big...but not that big.
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Male 533
"Those are all countries.. Africa is a continent.. Asia is bigger than Africa, is it not? Am I missing something?"

My thoughts exactly. What`s so interesting about this?

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Female 1,697
Wow huge country such a pity people there are in such mysery.

ps: argentina`s there

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Male 342
EURASIA FTW!!!! EAT THAT, AFRICA AND... UH NORTH AND SOUTH AMERICA!
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Male 231
From which projection are these images?
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Male 292
interesting fact. i never would have known.
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Female 264
another one of those posts where the comments are more interesting than the actual thing
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Male 3,057
My GOD people, the whole POINT of this was just to show how large the African continent is.

No one ever said Africa was a COUNTRY.

And LaMigra77, your comment was ignorant, and totally uncalled for. Why does someone always have to throw racism into discussions here? Oh that`s right... It`s the internet, where you can make foolish comments and not get your ass kicked.

LaMigra77=Internet tough guy... Everybody FEAR HIM!!!

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Male 171
Your mom is bigger
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Female 311
the British Isles isn`t a country either (I know it is part of Western Europe obviously). I think it was a rather pointless demonstration of how big a continent is.....why I don`t know.
I was never under any illusion that it was tiny. I know Africa perfectly well so am still bored. :(
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Male 1,526
well, a lot of space. but who would want to live there? anchient man left long ago, makes you wonder why didnt everyone go....HA! that was almost rassist
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Male 1
Regardless of the fact it is a continent and the others are countries. Africa is still the second largest continent. You can almost fit both Antarctica and South America in it, or Australia, Europe and Antarctica.

#1 Asia - (44,579,000 sq km) - 30.21%
#2 Africa - (30,065,000 sq km) - 20.38%
#3 North America - (24,256,000 sq km) - 16.44%
#4 South America - (17,819,000 sq km) - 12.08%
#5 Antarctica - (13,209,000 sq km) - 8.95%
#6 Europe - (9,938,000 sq km) - 6.74%
#7 Australia/Oceania - (7,687,000 sq km) - 5.21%

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Female 17
Aah... they`re cheating!
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Male 1
You have to be kidding me. Can anyone tell the difference between a Continent and a Country? Good Lord help us all.
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Male 416
``how does this help me in my daily life?``

You can say without doubt: ``Did you know that Western-Europe, America, England with his islands, and China all fit in Africa ?``

You will look really smart.

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Male 2,160
noes!! geography...my boredom factor just increased -.-
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Male 38
annnndddd......thats cuz its a continant
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Male 294
kinda, boring.
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Female 309
That`s not really true.. A lot of the countries are sticking out.
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Female 447
America and Australia are almost the same in area and yet the entire population of Australia is the same as that of New York.
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Male 650
Well I think this explains it


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Male 314
Well done for whoever put the British Isles upside down.. really amazing.
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Male 292
Hey, while the U.S. is here inside Africa, why don`t all those who refer to themselves as African-Americans instead of Americans, get off. How come nobody refers to themself as Asian American if they were born in the U.S.? Interesting...
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Male 300
I was just looking at a world map, and honestly this looks like this picture exaggerates the size of Africa. . .
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Female 761

It`s the same thing with Alaska

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Male 788
GO AFRica...? Whatever Africa is cool but honestly how does this help me in my daily life? Well I guess how does anything help me in my day-to-day life?
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Male 155
my penis is twice as large
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Female 1,134
yeah I was gonna question about Alaska and Hawaii :/

But um that`s great for Africa I guess....

I still dont know wheather to believe it or not if they left out Alaska and Hawaii

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Male 513
So what`s the drating point? Yea, Africa is a big contintent. Whoopie doo!!!! That means didily poo to the rest of the world.
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Male 1,407
Poor Hawaii and Alaska. Always getting left out.

Also this picture is an exercise in meaninglessness. As has been said, Africa is a damn continent. Sure we might have some retards who`ve never seen a globe before who don`t know that--but come on! Besides, you could probably comfortably fit Africa and Europe in Asia.

This is something a retarded publication like USA Today would publish. I expect better from the Times of London.

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Female 57
but all those are countries
and africa is a continent
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Male 271
That`s just silly. Of course Africa will be larger than several countries... even the largest country only has a landmass of 6 million square miles.
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Female 408
Those are all countries.. Africa is a continent.. Asia is bigger than Africa, is it not? Am I missing something?
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Male 11
is it possible to squeeze asia in it?
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Female 408
I don`t get it.
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Male 4,012
^ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa

Wikipedia-ing is not that hard you know.

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Female 531
is that for real?
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Male 4,012
And yet they`ve got less food than all 5 combined.

Yay human rights.

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Female 2,084
uhm. anyone who took geography should know this. duh.
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Male 3,301
Hey, they`re overlapping. CHEATERS!
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Male 313
it`s okay bc tv christians show malnutrition subjects and reap 50% of the donation
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Female 1,065
Do they mean just the continental US or do they include Hawaii and Alaska?

I refuse to believe this until I get an answer.
As far as the credibility goes, Africa doesn`t exist.

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Male 293
That explains why they are such fast runners... they have a lot of ground to cover.
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Male 1,220
hmmmm..... okay!
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Male 2,703
countries*
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Male 1,557
When you see that, its no wonder Americans think the UK is just some tiny island where everyone knows each other, lol.
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Male 42
interesting, but not that surprising
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Male 2,703
and yet its technology is far behind all of those counties...
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Female 924
Link: Damn, Africa is Huge [Rate Link] - Check out how many jumbo-sized countries can actually fit into it.
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