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Offline wilco64256

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More fun with Google Maps
« on: March 12, 2012, 12:16:35 AM »
Well this is fascinating - head over to Google Maps and ask for some directions.  Set it to "walking" mode, then in Point A just put "The Shire" (no quotes) and in Point B put "Mordor."

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Re: More fun with Google Maps
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 12:41:00 AM »
Ha! XD

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Re: More fun with Google Maps
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2012, 02:08:16 AM »
I can't get it to work. It gives me actual directions. :P
 
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Re: More fun with Google Maps
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2012, 04:39:32 PM »
I believe it's the caution message above the directions.
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Re: More fun with Google Maps
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2012, 05:00:41 PM »
Yeah it'll still try to generate directions for some actual places but there'll be a little highlighted warning above the directions themselves.  That's the cool part.
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Re: More fun with Google Maps
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012, 10:10:59 AM »
There's also this in the walking directions from China to Japan:

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Re: More fun with Google Maps
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 11:49:34 AM »
If you reverse the Shire/Mordor directions (which for some reason happened to me?) the directions warn you that it may be missing sidewalks. I know it's not actually a joke, but I still thought it was funny.... :P
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