Register | Login


straight-line-sea

The red line on this world map looks all curvy, but in reality is a perfectly straight line. Remember, the earth is spherical, so any straight line drawn on the surface of the earth will appear curved in a flat projection of a map, if the line is long enough. This is why satellite paths when mapped over the earth’s surface appear like sine waves. The reverse is also true: any straight line on a flat map is actually a curved path.

This particular red line is special, because it represents the longest straight-line sea journey anybody can take without hitting land.

Read more »
© Amusing Planet, 2018.


Loading...



The Big Circles of Jordan

Priyanka Chopra on the beach with friends in Miami

The Curious Tree Engravings by Psychiatric Patients at Perryville

Linesville Spillway Where Ducks Walk on Fishes

Beach Queen Priyanka Chopra on Miami Beach

Isha Koppikar at Keshava Audio Launch

Priyanka Chopra Baywatch Premiere in Miami

George Parrot The Man Who Became A Pair Of Shoes