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How Many Continents?

(YouTube link) It all depends on how you define “continent,” and that’s where things get sticky. -Thanks, tom tom!

Troopertrek: Stormtrooper Walks Across Australia for Charity

In a continent far far away, a young adventurer named Jacob French is walking solo across the vast land of Australia. It’s an epic journey with a noble cause, but what made it truly Neatorama-worthy is that Jacob is doing so while wearing a Stormtrooper outfit: Mr French, 20, started his ”Troopertrek” on Monday and aims to [...]

When Ants The Size Of A Hummingbird Roamed The Earth …

Be thankful that you don’t live 50 million years ago, or you’d have to use a baseball bat instead of a shoe to kill this ant: A winged ant queen fossilized in 49.5-million-year-old Wyoming rock ranks as the first body of a giant ant from the Western Hemisphere, says paleoentomologist Bruce Archibald of Simon Fraser University [...]

East of the South Pole

If you stand at the South Pole and walk in any direction, you’d be walking north, wouldn’t you? So how do people in Antarctica read a map or give directions? Minnesotastan looked it up, and the answer is: they throw out the directions from the globe and make up a system. The continent is labeled [...]

Fantasy World Map

Dan Meth came up with the definitive map of fantasy places you know and love -all in one big continent! It’s “the very first accurate map of the entire fantasy world.” Let the arguments begin. Link -via Buzzfeed

The True Size of Africa

Africa is the world’s second-largest continent (Asia is #1), but gauging the actual size of something that seems so far away can be difficult. Fortunately, Greg Ousuri has created this incredible visual aid to help put the mind-boggling size of the land mass into perspective. It is fascinating to see that the U.S., all of [...]

Extreme Weirdness: Antarctica’s “Blood Falls”

There is a glacier in Antarctica that seems to be weeping a river of blood. It’s one of the continent’s strangest features, and it’s located in one of the continent’s strangest places — the McMurdo Dry Valleys, a huge, ice-free zone and one of the world’s harshest deserts. So imagine you’re hiking through this – – [...]

Atlantis: the continent that Solon sank

Doug Fisher continues his research in to Atlantis with his discoveries indicating that according to Plato the continent of Atlantis was larger tha…

How Big Is Antarctica?

Photo: Icebridge (NASA) Antarctica is roughly 5.4 million square miles (14 million square kilometers) in size, and that’s with all of its ice. There is a land mass beneath, which looks like this. Twitter user Icebridge made this image to illustrate just how large our most unvisited continent actually is. Conversely, “it is estimated that at any [...]