Your usual illustrated model of the Earth is great for decoration and academic reference, but the Cork Globe has an element that is more interactive. Many jet setters and travel buffs mark two-dimensional maps with the destinations that they've explored or hope to see, but this product offers a more realistic 3D picture of your planetary playground on which you can plant your flags.
When you spin this sphere on its metal axis, the game of where to voyage to next can be played with a pushpin in your hand. The spongy bark-derived material essentially becomes a ball-shaped cork board with inked silhouettes of the world's continents and countries printed across its surface. With no nations labeled on the Cork Globe, each thumbtack applied will help pinpoint your geographic knowledge strengths and weaknesses.
The Cork Globe is an Interactive Spherical Map to Which You Can Stick Tacks
Amelia Roblin — February 14, 2014 — World