When you check out Google Maps and ask for directions between San Francisco and Amsterdam, Line 29 is key.
Tags: humor, observations
BRILLIANT! I have always thought that the people at google are hilarious. Their April fool’s day joke at gmail was awesome too.
and if they hadn’t told me that, I would totally be swimming in circles. That, or standing on the eastern seaboard going…whoa, WTF!
That is awesome! No matter how big they get I still (heart) Google.
omg that’s awesome! i am going to be snort-laughing about this all day.
Wow, definitely have new levels of love and respect for Google now…
(And yes, all of their April Fool’s Jokes are brilliant… http://www.google.com/tisp/notfound.html)
love those google geeks.
As a Google employee (and non-geek – I work in marketing, not engineering, and am totally not smart enough to follow the engineer conversations I overhear on the way to lunch!), I’m glad to see people are tickled by the directions. It’s fun working at a company with a good sense of humor.
In the immortal (while paraphrased) words of Douglas Adams: don’t forget to take a towel.
Hysterical. I will be laughing about that for the rest of the day.
that is one of the funniest things floating around the Net right now!
[...] Your laugh for the day. Mighty Girl has some very important information for those wishing to travel from San Fran to Amsterdam. [...]
I found this fun fact by doing New York to London. Line 24 is the key here. Very fun stuff.
Do the moon, and then zoom in as far as possible. Just as funny (to me anyway).
That’s Ok – the whole Atlantic Ocean thing – Bossy has a canvas raft and a jug of red wine.
Totally unexpected. I love it.
That’s hilarious. I’m surprised that they actually say to do that instead of ‘hey take an airplane!’
My favorite part is the slight right after you’ve just swam across the ocean. Just a slight one…
Delurking to say that is awesome. And it says only 31 days. I don’t know that I could swim that far in a month.
Personally, I like line 61. Who is this Mr. Visserplein? He sounds interesting, and my sister is single!
Fabulous. I’ll do that.
I noticed that when I recently Googled directions between SF and England. Too cool.
[...] http://mightygirl.com/2007/05/02/line-29-3/ [...]
that is so awesome!
got a laugh out of me on a boring thursday afternoon!
Its delightful that the return trip from Amsterdam also involves a swim across the Atlantic.
However, I’m sad to say that if you look for directions from SF over the Pacific to, say, Hawaii, the directions cannot be calculated by googlemaps.
thank you SO much for pointing this out…I will laugh myself to sleep now.