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Google Maps now gives driving directions from the USA to Australia
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msuper69
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Dec 13, 2009, 07:54 AM
 
I thought this was pretty funny (not useful but amusing):


     
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Dec 21, 2009, 10:05 PM
 
Wow, I wonder how that one slipped through.

It doesn't seem to work for other countries. I've only tried a few European ones though.
     
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Dec 22, 2009, 01:06 AM
 
Slipped through ?

Come on, this is an intentional prank, this stuff doesn't just slip through.



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Dec 23, 2009, 06:38 PM
 
I tried this and it is actually legit. Put in your starting point as current location, then type in Sydney, Australia as you ending destination. Then read the directions, you think kayaking across Pacific is bad, wait till you have to kayak nearly 4,000 miles to Asia...
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Dec 24, 2009, 02:01 AM
 
If you type in anything requiring traveling west over an ocean, it gives the kayaking bit.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 08:13 AM
 
I remember several years ago if you entered NY, NY to London, England it would tell you to swim across the Atlantic.
     
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Dec 24, 2009, 08:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by cybergoober View Post
I remember several years ago if you entered NY, NY to London, England it would tell you to swim across the Atlantic.
Yep. They seem to have removed it, though.
     
wrambro
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Dec 26, 2009, 01:43 AM
 
Something like that obviously wouldn't slip through. Kind of the joke that I was going for. Too bad I'm not funny.

56 days? I kind of like to look at that as a challenge..
     
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Dec 26, 2009, 03:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by Wiskedjak View Post
Yep. They seem to have removed it, though.
I could've sworn it randomly cycled through different means of travel (swim, kayak, some other one).
     
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Dec 26, 2009, 09:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by msuper69 View Post
Finally!! Now I can visit Australia without getting lost! Apparently I have been kayaking in the wrong direction.
     
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Dec 26, 2009, 10:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by msuper69 View Post
Well, obviously, that's nonsense.

You can't kayak through Mexico, Northern Africa, most parts of the Far East and Asia.

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Dec 30, 2009, 10:36 AM
 
it works from canada too, but not mexico or paris. I got kayaking each time.
     
   
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