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Subject: Why does Upside Down Map of the World looks so weird?

Date: Sat Dec 1 13:50:12 2001
Posted by Tim
Grade level: undergrad School: Univ. of Pennsylvania
City: Philadelphia State/Province: PA Country: USA
Area of science: Other
ID: 1007232612.Ot

I have seen an upside down map of the world, and it looks really bizarre and 
awkward.  The world seems to be unbalanced and all the major rivers seem to run 
from the ocean to the mountains.  Why are our perceptions so distorted when we 
see images upside down?  Also, a map that is not labeled upside down seems 
completely normal...  Why does that occur?  Can I get some relevant references 
to my question as well?

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