Friday, September 9, 2011

Why does South America fail so often?

Today we have 2 failures in geography, both at the expense of South America:
I'm not even sure how the map above could possibly have been so badly messed up.  Any software that could possibly have had the functionality necessary to map species distribution should certainly have had the major continents positioned correctly, right?

I have no idea why South America gets misidentified so regularly, but it seems to happen a lot:
This next one isn't misidentified, but it is misplaced: 

Maybe that earthquake in Chile last year had a bigger effect on plate tectonics than we thought?

At least Grover shows South America some major love.

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