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Well, this doesn't happen very often by hello on 18 March 2005 8:44pm
 
...but I was thinking the other day and I had a moderately brilliant idea (at least I thought so).

I was thinking about Pole to Pole when Michael's standing at the South Pole and says that from that spot he can walk around the world in 8 seconds, and then he walks in a small circle around the pole. And then I thought,hey, the world is a sphere, so that spot at the south pole is exactly the same as where I'm standing now (only alot colder, and harder to get to, and alot more significant). But basically its the same, so I can walk around the world in 8 seconds from where I'm standing too. I've been around the world twice so far today ;)

Anyways, just felt like sharing my thoughts. They're random but they keep me entertained.
 
Re: Well, this doesn't happen very often by P.J. on 18 March 2005 10:34pm
 
Random thoughts are the best Mr/Mrs hello you keep randomating! P.J:)
 
Re: Well, this doesn't happen very often by Ahren on 19 March 2005 2:31pm
 
I dont get it!
 
Re: Well, this doesn't happen very often by intrepid on 19 March 2005 3:54pm
 
MP claimed to circumnavigate the world in 8 seconds. It was circumnavigating because the South Pole was in the middle of the little circle he walked around.
So, what's so special about that spot he walked around which gives him the right to say he'd walked around the world? It was the South Pole, but so what? Any one of us could choose any spot we wanted, walk around it, and say we've circumnavigated the world. Who says circumnavigation has to be in an East-West or West-East direction? Or that the point you go around has to be on the Earth's axis? I don't, darnit.
 
Re: Well, this doesn't happen very often by George on 19 March 2005 11:45pm
 
He could have said he crossed every line of longitude, form zero to 180 degrees, but that wouldn't sound nearly as dramatic. Besides, circumnavigation implies, at least to me anyway, that he covered the whole of the earth's perimeter, which he obviously didn't in those 8 seconds.
 
Re: Well, this doesn't happen very often by intrepid on 20 March 2005 4:43pm
 
What comes to mind is that guy who made several attempts to, for lack of a better phrase, cross every line of longitude in a balloon, but was always stymied somehow by equipment failures, adverse winds, Mommar Qaddafi, etc. Finally, he completed a circuit around the southern hemisphere, although it wasn't too close to the Equator ("didn't go the long way"). Still, after so many attempts, I'm inclined to give it to him.
 



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