Saturday, July 26, 2008

If I ran the world...

I would hire local people to contribute the information for a child's smart globe. Apart from getting the facts straight, they might avoid complete non-sequitors.

Some extracts from Ben's globe:

Wellington (NZ) is slightly bigger than Geraldton

Darwin is a little bigger than Coober Pedy

Coober Pedy is about twice as big as Uluru.

Hobart is about two times the size of Wollongong (pronounced with a short o in the first syllable rather than an oo)

Dunedin (pronounced Doonedin)

Oceania is the smallest of Earth's seven continents. In it you will find Australia and New Zealand and many small islands...It is usually hot here all year round...
Well, that's really cleared up my confusion about the size of Wellington... I just don't get explaining a more significant city in terms of a tiny little one. And why does Cooper Pedy rate so much of a mention? And why is it described in terms of a rock?

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