Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Two Luxembourgs, 10 Madrids, one Delaware: How a giant iceberg is described around the world"


As news traveled around the world that one of the largest icebergs ever observed had finally broken off from Antarctica, reporters were faced with a question of scale. Few among us can visualize just how large a 2,200 square-mile (5,698 square-kilometer) hunk of ice really is, so they had to come up with a reference their readers might recognize.