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Old 26-12-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
rhydra
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Is anyone actually allowed to travel in an arc around the North or South Pole?
Notwithstanding the possibility of some hidden feature I'm thinking about how a map is put together in the first place. The common technique is to make a globe template by creating slivers of map tick at the edge and tapering at each end.
Now, to make it really simple to visualise, supposing some of those parts of the map are missing on our map, extending from the north to south pole. We think of the Earth as being 24 thousand miles wide at the equator, 20 hours to spin on its axis. Don't you think that is a bit odd? A bit convenient?
My guess is that there is something missing. It has to be something to do with the Pacific from pole to pole where there is effectively nothing but sea and sparsely populated islands.
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