Remember in our schools in the study of geography hanging is such a card:
And this, too:
Probably many of you could not even imagine what she might look like something else, but when I saw it, something went wrong in my perception of the world map.
It's simple: because Americans see the world. As I told a friend who lives in New York, these cards in their schools. She first saw this map at a language school. When she asked the teacher, that card, he replied: what's wrong with her?
Perhaps they, too, were surprised when they see that on our maps Russia does not cut in half, and the United States is not in the center, as it should be.
Australia map: here there are no Antarctica!