So, I just put a huge world map up on my wall this weekend. I was just looking at it and I noticed a couple of (largish) island groups that I’ve never seen before! Maybe it’s this weird Mercator projection aspect that makes them seem so big, but damn! You’d’a thought I’d’a seen 'em before!
Svalbard and Franz Joseph Land. They’re north of the Netherlands/Russia. Where the hell did those come from? i don’t recall ever seeing those on a map before! I had to check my globe just to be sure no one was trying to pull a hoax on me. Franz Joseph Land? WTF is up with that? Oh wait, there’s another one: Svernaya Zemla. Strange. Maybe they were just under the little cover at the end of the globe or something. Looks like they’re partially covered up.
Sorry for this strange thread. It just seemed bizarre to me.