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How to Hide an Elephant in a Map – Big Think

In 1923, a British survey team doodled an elephant on a map of a remote part of the Gold Coast – now Ghana.

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It’s 1923, and you’re a British surveying expedition stuck deep in the interior of the Gold Coast (after independence in 1957, Ghana). The month of the year doesn’t matter: in this corner of tropical West Africa, it’s probably too hot for most of you Brits anyway. 
The monumental work is almost done. Just one hill remains to be surveyed, but it’s in a particularly inaccessible part of the colony. And that makes it one hill too many for a vocal minority of the surveyors. But mutiny is avoided by…

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