Sunday, December 05, 2010

"Swim across the Pacific Ocean"

Here are the directions I got today in Google Maps when I typed TAIWAN and CHINA in the GET DIRECTIONS function. My Mark I eyeball says it gives directions from geographical center to geographical center.

UPDATE: Try your own combinations! For Ireland/UK, it instructs you to take a ferry, while from France to the UK, go straight at the Chunnel. For Norway to UK, drive to Denmark and "turn left". Hilarious.
UPDATE II: For Japan it is the priceless "Jet ski across the Pacific!!!"

UPDATE III: US to Japan asks you to kayak it, and if you do Taiwan-Japan-US, you get all three! also produces kayaking for US cities and tokyo to Honolul. ROFL.
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7 comments:

Thoth Harris said...

That's hilarious. I wonder if there is some nut with a sense of humour working amongst Google's programming cubicles!

Michael Turton said...

I tried Sri Lanka/India and France/US. For France/UK it has you 'continuing straight' at the Chunnel. LOL.

Joe said...

cmon man it's only 165 KM.

Michael Turton said...

For Ireland/UK it asks you to take a ferry.

Stephanie said...

This is like a joke from 2007. C'mon old man!

Michael Turton said...

I'm old.....

Daniel Hsieh said...

Why is it not "Swim across the Taiwan Strait"?