Earth Day was celebrated for the first time in 1970
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time in 1970
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Maps are a wonderful way of informing our world perspective.

By dividing topics into geographic boundaries you can see the world through a filter, helpfully giving you a snapshot of an issue around an area - for example mass shootings in the US.

However, maps can also limit our perspective - for example we learn little of population by comparing relative size of countries.

Compare Singapore with Alaska and you'll see the point.

To solve this problem, a few people on one of our favourite subreddits have been posting maps of countries and regions divided by equal populations.

They're fascinating - let us know your favourite in the comments, below:

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