I’ve always known that Africa was a very big continent. But I didn’t know it was this big! [via]

The African continent is apparently big enough to fit the United States, India, Argentina, Western Europe, and most of China in it’s space! In fact, all together, these 5 countries still do not make up the total square kilometers of Africa.

Anyway, on a related note, if you like maps, you’ll probably love The Times Comprehensive Atlas of the World (11th ed.), available at for $157.50.

I wish I owned this book. If anybody wants to get me an easy gift, this book would be it.