It turns out that we’ve not even scratched the surface of map madness. We are sane, compos mentis, lucid, by comparison to some, particularly a couple of bloggers who I stumbled across today.
It all started with a bizarre blog from Frank Jacobs on his Strange Maps site. He was sent a photograph by someone who thought a hole in a drainpipe resembled Iceland. This then sparked a number of other correspondents to propose other countries and continents from; water drops, bits of half-eaten food, bits of rubbish and imprints left in dust.
But there is always someone who will take it a bit further and this task fell to cheliotk, a student at the Centre for advanced Spatial analysis in London who combined many such ‘accidental’ images into a correctly projects ‘accidental’ world map.
The bad news is that there is no Europe, but at least the UK exists.
What would Rorschach say?
Nutters…the lot of them.