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« on: January 19, 2018, 07:20:51 pm »
🌍 🌎A geography animation that provides proper perspective 

How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think

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Published on Aug 12, 2016

All of us have seen a world map at some point in our lives before, but it is very difficult to imagine how certain countries and parts of the world compare to each other in size that are far apart. In this video, I explore why the world looks very different than how it is portrayed in the Mercator Projection map. I then go on to explore how certain countries are unexpectedly larger or smaller than what they appear to be, and how some places looks wildly different than our perceptions.

PS; Don't totally hate on the Mercator Projection, it's actually a really useful map for navigation and on keeping the correct shape of countries while sacrificing the size that we can all laugh about!

Music is by Ross Bugden. He makes excellent music, please check out his channel!

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Re: Geography
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2018, 02:49:46 pm »
What Happened to U.S. Military Vehicles and Equipment after World War II?   

Espiritu Santo, the largest island of the Vanuatu archipelago in the South Pacific, was transformed by the United States into a military sup er 1941. The balmy island became a convenient hub for striking back at Japan during World War II. When the fighting stopped, the U.S. military left behind roads, buildings, and runways, but they couldn't get the French and British colonial authorities to agree to buy the supplies that the Americans wouldn't be able to transport back home. So the Americans dumped it all into the ocean -- everything from vehicles and weapons to clothes and crates of Coca-Cola. 👀

An underwater arsenal:

֍ The Europeans on the island passed on the goods, even though they were offered at the low price of 6 cents on the dollar, because they figured that the Americans would end up simply leaving everything behind on their way out.

֍ Today, Million Dollar Point (so named for the value of the equipment submerged there), has become an odd underwater museum where snorkelers and scuba divers can spot military tanks, guns, bulldozers, forklifts, and Jeeps.

֍ Espiritu Santo was the inspiration for the setting of the well-known 1949 musical South Pacific, which features an American nurse who falls in love with a French plantation owner during the war.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-happened-to-us-military-vehicles-and-equipment-after-world-war-ii.htm

Agelbert NOTE: Here's a sample of the (coral encrusted and thoroughly rusted items  :P) that can be viewed at Million Dollar Point. Tires seem to hold up quite well. ;D Perhaps, if there is air in those tires still, a team of scientists will take a sample of 1945 air to use as a control for comparing with modern, thoroughly polluted, air.

However, as long as the USA continues to be a Fossil Fuel 🐉🦕🦖 Worshipping Petro State 🦀, the funding would have to come from some other country. 

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