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Pietro Paolo Virdis
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Here's another one. By boat, between two inhabited islands.

You have to take the shortest route here, meaning that if you'll reach it sooner travelling east, you can't go west.

[ 11.01.2007, 19:33: Message edited by: ganja ]

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Furthest, of course. We're not trying to get there as fast as possible, but travel the longest stretch.
Go round a racetrack forever, then.
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Assuming the Baring Strait is frozen over, couldn't you drive all the way from the tip of South America, all the way to the farthest point of India/China?
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If you are making that assumption and not going in a straight line, why would you stop in India or China and not keep going to Gibraltar?
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Why stop in India? You could drive all the way to South Africa (I assume there's some sort of bridge over the Suez canal?)
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Go round a racetrack forever, then.
Why, when I could run round a lamppost forever.
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Changing the subject just a little (but in keeping with the currentness of the Dakar rally), last year one of the competitors - a motorcyclist - completed the rally (in none too bad a placing for a privateer) and then proceeded to ride all the way back home ...to Norway, via North Africa, the Middle East and Europe!!! Nutter!

[ 11.01.2007, 20:03: Message edited by: evilC ]

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On the subject of great circles, ganja, you might be amused to know (if you didn't) that the metre was first conceived of as a unit of measurement by Napoleon Bonaparte, who directed his army and scientists to go away and work out how far it was from the north pole to the equator. The metre was to be 1/10,000,000th of this distance (i.e., the distance in kilometres was to be 10,000km). Using little more than lengths of chain and theodolites (and only actually measuring from Calais to Spain), they came back and gave him his metre length. You'd think the polar circumference of the planet, given their methods, would be nowhere near 40,000km (four lots of pole to equator), wouldn't you, but probably anything up to 10,000km away from their figure.

According to modern satellite measurements it's 40,007km.

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And two hundred years later, Britain still measures things in miles, which is the length a female pig will run if chased before running out of breath, or something.
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Remember to brush up your Chinese language, as this will help you to easily understand the phrase 'where the fuck did you come from?' as you appear smack bang in the living room of the Yao's house as they're watching telly.
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What are they watching?
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A re-run of Riverpool v AC Miran from 2005?
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Er...The Generation Game!

"Souffle set...fluffy toy....action figure of Deng Xiaoping..."

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Delete that post, Rogin

chop-chop!

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