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The truth and it's opposite: Japanese Addresses

How Japanese addresses work, and other opposites, by Derek Sivers - http://sivers.org...

 

"I honestly believe that we see the rest of the world like it functions like us, or they are just poor and have their own systems. Even if the latter is true, we assume that if we were to visit, they would understand what we are asking and that finding a location would be easy because we have a map. This video reminds me of a visit I made to El Salvador in which street have names however in certain places it goes in this order:

 

1. Villages

2. Village Blocks (ex. 1, 2, 3...16, 17)

3. Passage (1,2,3 etc) within Block

4. House number

 

So different places in the world have their own address systems and they may feel like our system is just as strange as we see theirs.

As far as doctors go, it would make it easy for someone to pay when they are better then when they are sick. You have to remember that if a person is sick and does not have sick pay then they will not have enough for food and a doctors bill." - M.Carvajal


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Alex Smiga's curator insight, October 4, 2015 11:30 AM

Nice little eye opener for when you think you know anything for certain

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The True Size Of Africa

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This is another old classic image that I might have shared earlier but it merits repeating. As Salvatore Natoli (a leader in geography education) once said, "In our society we unconsciously equate size with importance and even power." This is one reason why many people have underestimated the true size of Africa relative to places that they view as more important or more powerful.


I think this map of Africa relates to another topic I spoke about in terms of which nations would occupy the most land mass if they were to be seperated amongst the world. I agree that people do underestimate the size of certain countries not only by population and land mass, but by economy & education as well. -Michelle carvajal-


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Afrikasources's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:10 AM

Just a reminder

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:01 AM

It is incredible big, but unfortunately most of the north area is cover by the big Sahara and most of the are is typically unfertilized. 

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 4:29 PM

As we can see, there's a little overlapping here and some empty spots but it's pretty accurate. The United States and China are in the top 5 largest countries of the world list and they still fit in the 2nd largest continent of the world, Africa. I'd like to see the size comparison between Africa and Russia. I did some research on that and it turns out that Russia is a little over half the size of Africa, maybe the size of the combination of the United States and China.