Saturday, August 27, 2016

Why the Heck Do Some Countries Have Weird Panhandles?

bmvq724zccm03inaesql.gifWhy the Heck Do Some Countries Have Weird Panhandles?

If you look closely at a map, you’re bound to find some really weird shit. Countries you never knew existed pop up, bodies of water reveal themselves, and the borders of countries look totally random. What’s more random about those borders is when they have weird panhandles or salients, basically appendages of land that have been hastily slapped onto the main body of a country. How did these tiny stretches of land get added?

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