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Google Maps - make a U-turn

Rich Hodge [PersonRank 6]

Monday, January 22, 2007
13 years ago4,408 views

Noticed this on fark today:

maps.google.com/maps?f=d&h ...),+North+Brunswick,+NJ+08902&sll=40.295239,-74.718018&sspn=0.643127,1.275787&ie=UTF8&z=10&ll=40.283716,-74.707031&spn=0.643236,1.275787

:)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Your source: uk.theinquirer.net/?article=37 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

lollllllllllllllll....

nice find!!

(boy, i laughed so hard when i saw it..)

:)

Rich Hodge [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

Thanks TOMHTML if that's the source thanks.

David me too – just had to post it :)

Rich Hodge [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

TOMHTML I mentioned in my first post that I read it at fark

forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comme ...

No idea who first noticed it but I doubt it was some journalist at the INQUIRER. I have a feeling that the INQUIRER was not the source

Rich Hodge [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

That INQUIRER is Asia, UK, and Europe. This map is New York and Philadelphia – are they really the source?

:)

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I don't know, but this story is in many online newspapers today, and they all quoted their source as The Inquierer. And the Inquierer doesn't tell if they discovered that themselves or not, maybe they found their story on fark too, who knows?

"That INQUIRER is Asia, UK, and Europe. This map is New York and Philadelphia – are they really the source?"
> I never go in the USA or in the rest of the world, however I often found stories or strange facts in theses contries, that not means that I have copied on someone ;-)
have a nice day

Rich Hodge [PersonRank 6]

13 years ago #

:)

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

so what has happened here? why dopes google do that?

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Help! It's happening! Computers are getting a mind of their own!
Seriously though this needs sorting out, a bit like when Google told you to walk over water (I think they did find a bridge in the end though)

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

that's hilarious!!

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

they fixed it now!!!

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thanks Kirby :-)

BTW, with or without U-turns, it's always a 54-minutes travel ;)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Does anyone have a screenshot? I can't see the u-turns on Google Maps anymore...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

picasaweb.google.com/tomhtml/J ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Sorry it's in French, the same in English:
seroundtable.com/archives/0072 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Heh. Thanks.

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