Why Britain is the Center of the World

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It has to do with trains, map makers, and politics.

whoops! I made a little error. I made it look like the North and South lines go up to 180 degrees which they don't. they go to 90 degrees north (North Pole) and 90 degree south (South Pole) sorry about that!

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Johnny Harris is a filmmaker and journalist. He currently is based in Washington, DC, reporting on interesting trends and stories domestically and around the globe. Johnny's visual style blends motion graphics with cinematic videography to create content that explains complex issues in relatable ways. He holds a BA in international relations from Brigham Young University and an MA in international peace and conflict resolution from American University.

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whoops! I made a little error. I made it look like the North and South poles go up to 180 degrees which they don't! they go to 90 degrees north (North Pole) and 90 degree south (South Pole) sorry about that!

Author — Johnny Harris


We’re the centre of the world because we said so

Author — Rhodri Owen


A US president that nobody remembers. That sounds like a good guy!

Author — Midi Music Forever


Other countries: „you are not the center of the world!“
Britain: „actually...“

Author — mr Gopnik


Johnny: I'm gonna go to the Royal Observatory next year.
2020: *laughs in Coronavirus*

Author — Jacob Andrew


"Britain was just really good at ocean" - Johnny Harris 2019

Author — The Emperor


Colonizer: knock knock
me: who's there
Colonizer: Europe
Me: Europe who?
Colonizer: Europart of our colony

Author — Xypen04


World: “why is Britain the centre of the world?”
Britain: “because we said it is”

Author — Jeff McJeff


Let’s cut it short: it’s the centre because we put the line there

Author — Kaiser Haux -


Honestly the map just looks the best like that, theres only 2 ways to fit all the continents cleanly

Author — Kyle B


Am I the only person that noticed that “Congo” is still called Zaire on his map.

Author — daki ndoro


America: Dammit, Europe, I don’t give a crap about your accomplishments. You aren’t the center of the world.
Europe: Observe.

Author — Zap the Demon


I live in Tower Hamlets and my cousin lives in Barking & Dagenham so we literally live in 2 different hemispheres of the Earth yet we live only 20 minutes away

Author — Yasin I.


“and britain was just really good at the ocean” i love it

Author — Brenna Francis


When Americans aren’t the centre of attention:

Author — Max Lacey


I live in Greenwich it is not an outskirts town it’s a normal busy borough in South East London it’s like saying the Bronx is an outskirts town in New York

Author — A I-G


Of course France kept making their own maps after the decision 🤣😂

Author — Stefan Thyron


2:03 Small mistake - Latitude lines only go up to 90° North and 90° South. Not 180° as mentioned in the video.

Author — ChuDust


The prime meridian goes through my garden

Author — John Presland


And it is spelled “Centre”, because we say so!

Author — Nicholas Jones