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Up for a Swim?

Want to know the best way to get across the pond? Google Maps will tell you you're in for a long swim

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Want to know the best way to get across the pond? Google Maps will tell you you’re in for a long swim. We wanted to find out the best way to get from our SoHo New York office to our parent company’s headquarters in London. After driving North toward Boston, direction # 19 says “Swim across the Atlantic Ocean… 3,462 miles.” You then make your landing in Fraance and dip back into the water at Calais for a Channel crossing before heading to London. Google delivers the directions with a sly sense of humor. And by the way, Yahoo’s maps couldn’t navigate the waters, it simply wouldn’t recognize my request. Microsoft Live’s maps had problems fathoming the distance as well, and suggested destinations like the Haymarket museum in Virginia.

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