Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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

Qz:

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.