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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

If they want reality, they should stick cameras to our heads as we wander
aimlessly around town.
- Bitscape, 29 July 2001