What is the only continent without a desert?
Hey, no peeking until you’ve taken the test on F8 1. Africa is about 14 times the size of Greenland. But you wouldn’t know it from looking at a Mercator Projection map, the one still commonly seen in classrooms. On it they appear to be roughly the same size. 2. Europe. What about Antarctica? Technically, the entire frozen continent is a desert. It’s based on precipitation, rather than the presence of bleached cattle skulls and ragged prospectors crawling on all fours. 3. Hudson Bay, by far. It’s about the same size as the Black and Caspian seas together. Why it’s a lowly bay and the others are prestigious seas is unclear. (And, to complicate matters, the Caspian is sometimes classified as a lake.) 4. Reno. 5. Prague. 6. Brownsville, Texas. 7. Cabo San Lucas. 8. Bolivia and Paraguay. 9. Saigon. 10. Maine borders only New Hampshire. 11. North of Alaska and Canada’s Yukon and Northwest Territories. 12. France and Spain. 13. Sierra Leone. 14. Santa Fe, New Mexico.