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I’m in dire need of a road trip. I want to get into my car and drive somewhere. It’s one of two things I do when life gets stale or I need a change (the other one is to either dye or cut my hair). When I was unemployed in 2010, I spent 3 weeks driving around because I was frustrated that I couldn’t find a job. I drove 5800+ miles in 17 states all by myself. I wasn’t alone the whole time though, I visited cousins in CA, friends and an uncle in AZ, friends in Missouri and friends in Georgia.
So that all being said did you know that a mile on the ocean and a mile on land are not the same distance. A nautical mile is 1.1508 miles, or 6,076 feet. A mile on land is 5,280 feet.
So if people were going to swim a marathon they’d actually swim an extra 20,696 feet or 3.92 extra land miles. I don’t see myself ever running or swimming that far. Ever. That’s why we have cars and boats. Just sayin’….