Texas Vs Australia Vs Canada [Pic]

Submitted by: B-diddy 3 years ago in Misc

""That"s cute"" - Russia
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Male 907
Canada only looks so much bigger than Australia because of map projection distortion. They are nearly the same size.
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Male 14,832
Europe=concentrated value (except the southeastern bits)

C a n a d a = e m p t y w i l d e r n e s s

But they got Rob Ford, so they`re not all boring as s h i t
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Male 12,365
[quote]On some projects, I`ve had more than that as the daily commute, one way.

It`s the reason the public transport lifestyle isn`t big in the US. You`d need to call a taxi to visit the neighbors in some places.[/quote]

I agree - you just don`t have the population density to make it practical. It would cost a farcical amount of money to cover the USA with a good public transport system and endless fortunes to subsidise it enough to keep the prices down to something less than utterly ridiculous. It`s viable as seperate systems in cities (and you have that, right - underground railway systems and suchlike?) but not as a country-wide thing.

House numbers is another striking difference. The biggest house number that I know of in this country is in the low 900s, and that`s on a road mostly filled with terrace housing.

As for your inter-city roads...well, they`d make ancient Romans envious. "Straight ahead for the the next 500 miles" could
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Female 1,467
Robthelurker, if you want to see a movie that features the beautiful Tasmanian wilds of Australia check out Willem Dafoe`s The Hunter.
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Male 37,774
@richanddead: CLOSE!

Canada`s GDP = 1.82 Trillion
Texas` GDP = 1.39 Trillion

:-)
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Male 4,072
Lol, but Texas has an economy the size of Canada`s.
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Male 3,436
my god australia is boring. i just watched that movie walkabout because that robert guy on tuner classic movies convinced me it would be beautiful, and all i have to say is australia sucks. just a big endless wasteland of desert and sand and rock. where the hell were all the beautiful jungles ive seen in crocodile dundee 2? the most beautiful thing about the movie walkabout was 19 year old jenny agutters 70s bush.
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Male 579
In 45 minutes, I could hit up 5 mcdonald`s.
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Female 543
The Australia comparison was stupid. Of course your entire country is bigger than 1 state, most countries are. Hence the need for the original pic, because European countries are freakishly small.

And not to mention Australia is the cesspool of the UK`s rejects tossed into the single worst place to live in the world, it`s a miracle Australians aren`t all dead already.
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Male 37,774
@MeGrendel: Canada`s map gets distorted too, by those northern islands you mentioned.

Plus? You`ve included ALASKA!!!

Anyhow, your pic makes it look like Canada`s smaller than Australia, which offends my Canadianhood deeply! ;-)

Our Northern Islands may not be "inhabitable" but neither is 2/3 of Australia`s "outback" eh? Small numbers may live in both places, but no one is building a city there anytime soon...
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Male 325
A rich Texas cattle farmer visited his Australian cousin - also a cattle farmer. The Australian drove him around the ranch, and everything they looked at, the Texan - always a bit of a smug one - would say how things were bigger and better at his ranch back in Texas.

"You`ve got a pretty good plot of land here, but you know my ranch back in Texas is twice this size..."

"Oh, your cattle are a pretty good size, but you know mine get 100 pounds heavier than that back in Texas... Taller, too. Bigger horns."

Needless to say, our Aussie rancher was fed up with it when suddenly, on the way back to the house, a kangaroo jumped across the road, and the Australian had to slam on the breaks to keep from hitting it.

The Texan, stunned, had never seen a kangaroo up close and was panicked at the near-accident.

"What in tarnation was that?" he asked.

"What? You don`t have grasshoppers that big back in Texas?"
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Male 987
It`s an old joke, but a good one:

A Texan is trying to impress an Italian. He says, "in Texas, you can get on a train and ride all day and all night and still not leave Texas." The Italian replies, "we have trains like that in Italy, too."
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Female 7,866
I am sorry that not all of you can live in the Home Counties, but fighting over these other places is not cricket. you should just make the best of what you have..
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Male 334
according to the interweb about 25 million peeps live in Texas. in the netherlands and belgium combined, this is rougly 28 million, and thats not even a fifth of the land mass.

Australia, which tends to be a lot bigger then texas, only has about 23 million peeps and canada, even bigger is rougly 32 million. so both of these have a lower people density then europe or texas
By comparasin, singapore has only 5 and a half million people that live on rougly 650 square kilmeters. compared to houston texas, which is rougly 1550 square kilometers, it seems they win the popuolace race a fair bit over.
Then again, in macau, which wins the people per square kilomter race, what with rougly 600.000 peeps living in rougly 30 square km.

points to ponder?
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Male 7,740
@5cats.

I did not say that Australia was bigger than Canada (I also left out the northern islands, as I didn`t feel like tracing them).

In fact, Canada is ~30% bigger.

But the map as presented by the poster gave the impression of Canada being several times larger than Australia.

I just stated mine was MORE accurate. (as it is pretty obvious they used a Mercator projection map, which tends to distort higher and lower Lattitudes.
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Male 37,774
@MeGrendel: Um, not really!
Canada = 3,855,000 square miles
Australia = 2,970,000 mi2

Heck! Even Brazil is bigger than Australia! (3,287,000) ;-)

Wiki Says So!

Of course Africa is really, super-big!
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Male 5,617
"distance from current location to the marked position on the map - it was 78 miles"
On some projects, I`ve had more than that as the daily commute, one way.

It`s the reason the public transport lifestyle isn`t big in the US. You`d need to call a taxi to visit the neighbors in some places.
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Male 7,740
Some people need to learn the inherent distortion of a Mercator projection map.

We live on a globe. THIS is a more accurate comparison between Australia and Canada.

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Male 364
Living in Western Australia, we sometimes holiday in Broome. Perth to Broome, 3 and a half hours in a 737, don`t even leave the state of W.Australia. Vast.
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Male 3,060
...just sayin`.


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Female 2,764
try 45 SECONDS and you`re at another mcdonalds
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Male 12,365
There`s a quote, repeated and altered so many times that I don`t know its origin, which applies:

In Europe, 100 miles is a long way. In America, 100 years is a long time.

More so for the UK than Europe, I think. It`s very simplified, of course, but there`s enough truth in it.

If I was to drive 100 miles from my house in any direction much off north or south, I`d need a car that turned into a boat because I`d be in the sea.

By coincidence, I was poking around on the map on an ipod today when I was bored. I was looking at a place that`s in a different country and which I think of as quite some distance away. The map gives the distance from current location to the marked position on the map - it was 78 miles.
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Male 38,468

I have driven from Texas to California. It take FOREVER to cross Texas. The other states seem to whizz by you at high speed compared with Texas. truly VAST
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Male 37,774
Canada is big! Really really big! :-)
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Male 12,365
[quote]If you drive 45 mins in LA, you`ve just moved 3 meters.[/quote]

In the early days of "horseless carriages", the speed limit in London was 4 mph. Some people would say that in practice it still is :)
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Male 364
If you drive 45 mins in LA, you`ve just moved 3 meters.
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Male 460
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