2. Flattening the Globe
People have known that Mercator’s globe is distorted for some time. In fact, in 1974, Dr. Arno Peters concocted the “equal-area map” which is designed to accurately scale the land. However, it took a Tokyo architect named Hajime Narukawa to actually build the map itself. Over the course of several years, Narukawa used math-type-stuff to “flatten” the Earth, creating the most accurate map the world has ever known. Here are the specific problems Narukawa’s map addresses.