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Old 11-04-2010, 03:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Japan to China - Google Maps

Step # 43.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It also used to be possible to have Google direct you to swim across the Atlantic ocean, though I think they've since removed that one.

Google in general is full of these little Easter eggs. I have a hunch that there's many more still that people just haven't managed to find.
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Old 11-04-2010, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I found it interesting today playing around with Google Maps.

They allow you to chart a walking route between Toronto and Kingston. They take you everywhere but the 401 highway, of course, but they suggest you give it the better part of two and a half days.

As an aside, I'm entirely grateful for their TTC (public transit) integration. That's the stuff. Give them two addresses and a departure or arrival time, and bam! It even works between municipalities/systems.

EDIT: I just tried a search for Los Angeles to Honolulu. Apparently they recommend driving through Seattle and then kayaking out the Salish Sea.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I found it interesting today playing around with Google Maps.

They allow you to chart a walking route between Toronto and Kingston. They take you everywhere but the 401 highway, of course, but they suggest you give it the better part of two and a half days.

As an aside, I'm entirely grateful for their TTC (public transit) integration. That's the stuff. Give them two addresses and a departure or arrival time, and bam! It even works between municipalities/systems.

EDIT: I just tried a search for Los Angeles to Honolulu. Apparently they recommend driving through Seattle and then kayaking out the Salish Sea.
Excellent finds.



Also: Thank you to whichever member of the staff fixed the title for me.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As an aside, I'm entirely grateful for their TTC (public transit) integration. That's the stuff. Give them two addresses and a departure or arrival time, and bam! It even works between municipalities/systems..
Next time we get together remind me and I'll show you how this integrates on an Android phone.

In short : imagine that convenience, but not only is it in your pocket, it'll actively track where you are in your journey and update arrival and departure times accordingly.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Next time we get together remind me and I'll show you how this integrates on an Android phone.

In short : imagine that convenience, but not only is it in your pocket, it'll actively track where you are in your journey and update arrival and departure times accordingly.
Yeah, I can imagine. I have an iPod touch, and the best I can do is triangulate through wireless connections, or whatever you call it. Given that free wi-fi isn't falling out of the sky, this is limited. But I understand the functionality of wireless connections and location-based applications. It's probably awesomesauce, and it one of the reasons why I look forward to a smartphone. I like the concept of Yelp too, where you can find a place to eat, shop, etc., based on where you are, and with reviews/rating from Yelp members.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You've probably seen this one, but it cracks me up every time.

Go to the Google search page and type "find Chuck Norris" in the search field, then click 'I'm feelin' lucky'.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:35 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Zoom in all the way on google moon.
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Old 11-05-2010, 04:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I found it interesting today playing around with Google Maps.


As an aside, I'm entirely grateful for their TTC (public transit) integration. That's the stuff. Give them two addresses and a departure or arrival time, and bam! It even works between municipalities/systems.

I had no idea.That's great! I'm going to play with that for awhile.
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Old 11-05-2010, 05:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You've probably seen this one, but it cracks me up every time.

Go to the Google search page and type "find Chuck Norris" in the search field, then click 'I'm feelin' lucky'.
www.nochucknorris.com

Turns out it's not a google easter egg, just a somewhat clever person with money to waste.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:15 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Japan to China, Walking Route...Step #193 Go down the hallway.
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:16 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I don't know if it still does it, but it used to give you part of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air song when you googled directions for West Philadelphia to Bel-Air.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:41 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Also if you use google street view in Antarctica, the little google man icon turns into a little penguin! super cute
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Also if you use google street view in Antarctica, the little google man icon turns into a little penguin! super cute
I tried that, it didnt work for me.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:00 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:20 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I tried that, it didnt work for me.
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They must have used up all penguins...
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