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Swim across the Atlantic Ocean

Started: 2007-05-13 19:18:07

Submitted: 2007-05-13 19:36:44

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I have to confess that it never crossed my mind to try asking Google Maps for directions between places on non-connecting continents. This morning, I asked for directions from Longmont to London. Google Maps happily found a driving route for me, which takes me on I-76 to I-80 though Nebraska, eventually taking me to Boston, where, at step 29, it instructs me:

29. Swim across the Atlantic Ocean

I hope no one takes this literally, as some users of satellite navigation systems apparently do.

Google Swimming

Then I'll get another piano, and we'll be even.
- Heidi Enderson, 08 September 2001, in response to Neelix's
computer-acquisition schemes