I did this little study to satisfy my own curiosity about the size of Taiwan. I compare Taiwan to Lake Michigan - something I have a little more familiarity with.
I should not have been surprised when some visitors from Taiwan were very interested in it because they wanted to know about the size of Lake Michigan. - they were surprised that they couldn't see across it --- to them it looked like the ocean. With the same picture they were able to visualize Lake Michigan compared to something THEY were more familiar with.