Armadillo Projection: This map attempts a kind of 3-D simulation by projecting the map onto a torus.
For centuries, cartographers have made numerous attempts to account for the inconsistency.
The standard classroom maps we all learned geography from are based on the Mercator projection, a 16th century rendering that preserved lines used for navigation while hideously distorting the true sizes of continents and oceans further from the equator.
The result is a widespread misconception that Greenland is as big as Africa, Siberia and Canada are disproportionally massive, and that Antarctica apparently just goes on forever.
Meryl Streep has said a 1979 article in which she claimed Dustin Hoffman groped her breast is inaccurate.
The Time magazine article quoted the 68-year-old actress recalling her first meeting with Hoffman, 80, when she auditioned for a play he directed years earlier.'He came up to me and said, "I'm Dustin—burp—Hoffman," and he put his hand on my breast,' Streep said. News contacted her about the account on Monday, her rep said the article was not an 'accurate rendering of that meeting.'Streep's rep added: 'There was an offense and it is something for which Dustin apologized.