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Laugh of the day (e-mailed to me) - - crazy directions, in Norway,from mappoint.msn.com!

Old Jan 25th, 2005, 02:11 PM
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Laugh of the day (e-mailed to me) - - crazy directions, in Norway,from mappoint.msn.com!

Quality Mapping of the Day

1. Go to http://mappoint.msn.com/DirectionsFind.aspx

2. In the Start section, select "Norway" from the listbox and enter "
Haugesund" into the "City" field

3. In the End section, select "Norway" from the listbox and enter "
Trondheim" into the "City" field

4. Click on "Get Directions" ...

5. Laugh, Snicker (Delete as appropriate)

6. Back up. Try "shortest". Try "reverse".

You'll be ROFLYAO.

Best wishes,

Rex
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 02:19 PM
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Unbelievable!

Rex, you have way too much free time!
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 02:33 PM
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LOL!
How on EARTH did you come across this particularly efficient route?
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 02:36 PM
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As I said, this was e-mailed to me, by someone on e-scrabble.com

I'll have to ask if the origins are known.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 02:53 PM
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Must be the scenic route.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 02:55 PM
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http://www.fodors.com/forums/threads...p;tid=34556169
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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I agree, R, there must be some similar faulty info that causes this glitch, and the oddities described in the post you cite.
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Old Jan 25th, 2005, 06:48 PM
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Maybe the road from Haugesund to Trondheim is all one-way in the wrong direction.
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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 05:52 AM
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Rex, you missed it by a couple days. Someone posted that link here earlier this week with a title about "all Norway roads one way leading south" or some such thing. There were a couple posts to it as well.
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Patrick: How ironic. You're pointing out to Rex that he missed it, when three posts before yours, I linked to it.
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I think that it makes it pretty clear (whenever it was posted!) that wherever you are going, you really MUST visit London on the way!
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Old Jan 26th, 2005, 07:07 AM
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Even after R posted this thread URL (which I had seen when it was first posted), I had never clicked on the snopes.com link - - and I didn't realize until just now that it displays the map of what I re-posted here (e-mailed to me yesterday, without crediting the snopes.com source - - if it even IS the "original" source!)
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Well, robespierre, I think it's equally "ironic" that you posted a link without explaining what it was. I was merely explaining that someone else had posted the information, rather than blindly posting a link without any explanation of what it was.
No problem.
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Mea culpa.

I thought it would be fairly easy for anyone to click the link for an explanation, but I guess I misjudged the laziness of (at least some) Fodorites.
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