27 February 2010

Lazy thinking


The Guardian reports:
An iceberg the size of Luxembourg that contains enough fresh water to supply a third of the world's population for a year has broken off in the Antarctic continent ...
Likewise The Times (here), The Independent (here), The Sun (here) and The Daily Mail (here) all use the same Luxembourg analogy.
Why Luxembourg? Who in this world has any idea of what size Luxembourg is? I don't and I've actually been there.
Nice photo though.

1 comment:

Despairing said...

I believe 1 Luxembourg is about half a Wales.