One of my favorite things about going to college were the classes that encouraged me to rethink the assumptions I had about the world. But it's far from the only place where you can discover that some of the things you learned and once took for granted were wrong all along.
And it's particularly mind-blowing when we realize how subtly we adopted inaccuracies and assumed that the people who passed them on to us knew what they were talking about.
Moreover, when these inaccuracies are ingrained deep enough into our common understanding, they affect the ways we communicate even after we know what's wrong with them.
And it's that issue that has inspired one team of researchers to create what could be one of the world's most accurate world maps.