Is the Land of Oz located on a retrograde planet?
The Pennsylvania-Delaware border is characterised by not one, but two cartographic anomalies. One is the Twelve Mile Circle (see previous post), the other one is the Delaware Wedge, an area of about 3 km²...
Your typical American border is the straight line, as demonstrated by the US-Canadian border that follows the 49th parallel for approximately 1.245 miles (2.000 km), longer than any other linear boundary; and by...
In George Orwell’s dystopian novel ‘1984’, the world is ruled by three superstates. Unfortunately, there’s not much ‘super’ to these states except their size.
In the Netherlands straight after World War II, there existed plans both official and unofficial to annex a large area of Germany as a way of obtaining war reparations (plans not to be confused with the more...
The island inspired a Soviet SF novel and movie
Up to 8,000 people each year go hunting for a legendary gold mine, guided by cryptic maps like these.
The Zeno Brothers invented a bunch of islands north of Scotland that turned out to have remarkable staying power on maps
United Shapes of America
Border weirdness on the Arabian peninsula