Perspective. Let me show you it.

(I love infographics like this. Sometimes, a picture really *is* worth a 1000 words.)

mental_floss Blog » The True Size of Africa

Africa is the world’s second-largest continent (Asia is #1), but gauging the actual size of something that seems so far away can be difficult. Fortunately, Kai Kraus has created this incredible visual aid to help put the mind-boggling size of the land mass into perspective. It is fascinating to see that the U.S., most of Europe, China and Japan still don’t fill up the entire surface area of the continent.

It would be interesting to see a few different models that contain other countries, such as Russia, Canada and Mexico.

(h/t Marian Call)