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When was the last time you looked at a world map? Or dragged an atlas of the library shelf? You might want to use one to solve the latest internet riddle doing the rounds.

According to the clever folk at Playbuzz, there’s something wrong with this map of the world. In fact, there’s five things wrong with it.


You’ll need to know your China from your India, your Argentina from your Brazil and your Italy from your Spain if you’re to have any luck solving it.

It seems you enjoy a good brain teaser, and while some of the countries are difficult to identify the issues you’re looking for should be somewhat easier to spot.

Brain games sure keep your mind sharp. Often we see what we want to see and hear what we want to hear, but a good brain teaser will encourage you to think outside the box and test how far your logic can stretch.

Here’s the answer, in case you were wondering.


If you hadn’t noticed, the large island continent in the southern hemisphere more commonly referred to as Australia had been labelled Brazil.

While the large mass called Russia would probably be more at home as the giant land mass stretching from Europe to Asia that was initially identified as Canada. However, Canada needs to come closer to the United States of America and therefore should swap Greenland.

How long did it take you to spot the changes? Do you like a good brain teaser?

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  1. The maps are too small to see. Clicking on them doesn’t open a bigger version. Have to go to the Playbuzz website to see what you are talking about.

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