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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Geographical Oddities

Reno, NV is further west than Los Angeles

Edinburgh, Scotland is further west than Liverpool, England

The closest US State to Africa is Maine

If you travel due south from Detroit, MI, the first country you’ll enter will be Canada

New York City is 40° North, 74° West. The same position at 40° South would be in the Pacific Ocean, just off the coast of Chile

Seattle is farther North than Minneapolis, Green Bay, Toronto, and St. John’s (Newfoundland)

In fact, here are some locations that are closer to St. John's than Vancouver, BC:

     * Warsaw, Poland
     * Panama City, Panama
     * The entire country of Suriname
     * Dakar, Senegal

The Panama Canal is east of Miami

If you travel from the Pacific to the Atlantic through the Panama Canal, you’re going east to west

Point Pelee, Ontario is further south than the northern border of California.

In fact, try this Bar Bet: How many US states are north of Canada?

Answer: 27
(Alaska, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming)

Charleston, SC, is west of Quito, Ecuador

The French Riviera is north of Boston

Atlanta is closer to Chicago than to Miami

Pittsburgh is further west than the westernmost point of South America

London, England is over 700 miles further north than New York City

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