Because this always bears reblogging. Illustrates how cartography—specifically the ways in which cartographers shrink and expand land masses in order to depict a “flat” earth— distorts our perception of the world.
Pretty cunning, don’t you think?
His name is Lebowski? That’s your name, Dude.
‘Australian Fauna’ illustration from Yuzhakov Big Encyclopedia. c. 1907.
Ah yes, those native Australian species the Kakapo and the Kiwi.
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