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Do you want to go from Madison, WI, USA to Milano? Why don't you have a swim across the Ocean?

Sounds silly? Well, these are the directions that Google Map is suggestions to go from any place in the US to any place in Europe. And they also estimate that you are going to take 30 days to swim the 3500 miles from Long Wharf NY, to Le Havre. This means that you have to swim without rest for 30 days at around 7,8 km/h (which is the same speed of the 100m swimming male Olympic record)

Below is a screenshot, and the link to my trip from Madison, WI, USA to Milano.

Thanks to Luigi for pointing me to that ... ehm... funny thing smile_regular

posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 10:14 PM

Comments on this entry:

# re: Why don't you swim across the Atlantic Ocean?

Left by Luigi Molinaro at 3/29/2007 10:21 PM

ehhehe... Simo, how many days to swim to wellington from MIlan ? :)

# re: Why don't you swim across the Atlantic Ocean?

Left by Simone Chiaretta at 3/29/2007 11:31 PM

Taking the route below Australia and through the Red Sea and Suez Channel it will be 18500Km + 1000Km from Messina to Milano on car :)
So, I could do it in just 100 days, of course swimming at the same speed as the 100m freestyle male Olympic record :)

# re: Why don't you swim across the Atlantic Ocean?

Left by Nic Wise at 3/31/2007 4:57 PM

I think I'll give it a miss. _walking_ from Madison to Chicago would be bad enough, let alone going to Milan....

I think I'll stick to flying :)

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