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Fun Fact Friday…Miles and Miles

rearviewI’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’….