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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    10 Mar '16 07:51
    Here are a couple of "map tools":

    https://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between.htm

    http://www.distancefromto.net/

    In kilometers [air distance/as the crow flies]...

    [1] How far do you now live from your birthplace?

    [2] What is the furthest distance you have ever travelled from where you were living and working at that time?

    Any other interesting distances from A to B that have featured in your life?
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    10 Mar '16 08:00
    Originally posted by FMF
    [1] How far do you now live from your birthplace?

    [2] What is the furthest distance you have ever travelled from where you were living and working at that time?
    [1] I live 12,160 km away from my birthplace.

    [2] I once got as far as Galway when I was on holiday away from Fukushima, a distance of 9,486 km

    extra: my parents were born 5.5 km apart.
  3. SubscriberFMF
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    My two children were born 5,957 km apart.

    I went to university 59 km away from where my family lived at the time.
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    10 Mar '16 10:00
    Born in London I now live in Dunedin - the furthest city from London!
    Moving south I would actually get closer to London!
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    10 Mar '16 10:08
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    Born in London I now live in Dunedin - the furthest city from London!
    Moving south I would actually get closer to London!
    Flying over the Eurasia and Australia, it's 19,107 km. How far would it be if you flew over Antarctica?
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    10 Mar '16 10:24
    Originally posted by FMF
    Flying over the Eurasia and Australia, it's 19,107 km. How far would it be if you flew over Antarctica?
    4,920km Dunedin to South Pole
    15,710km London to South Pole

    So Polar journey would be 20,630km Dunedin to London.
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    10 Mar '16 15:29
    Originally posted by FMF
    Here are a couple of "map tools":

    https://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between.htm

    http://www.distancefromto.net/

    In kilometers [air distance/as the crow flies]...

    [1] How far do you now live from your birthplace?

    [2] What is the furthest distance you have ever travelled from where you were living and working at that time?

    Any other interesting distances from A to B that have featured in your life?
    [1] 41 km
    [2] 8472 km to Houston, Texas on a Business trip.
    [3] distance between my westernomst and easternmost Point: 10599 km
  8. SubscriberFMF
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    10 Mar '16 15:58
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    [3] distance between my westernomst and easternmost Point: 10599 km
    Interesting one!

    For me it would be far west Ireland and in Sendai on the eastern seaboard of Japan ~ 9,619 km

    Of the 360 degrees of longitude ringing the globe, my life has been restricted to bouncing around in only 150° of them ...i.e. between 10° West and 140° East, so there are still 210° of the world I am yet to traverse.
  9. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    The furthest place i have lost an umbrella, from where i was born, was 9382.25 km. (Nagasaki).

    Edit - I have pimped this thread and given it legs. "Run Forrest run!"
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    Originally posted by Ponderable
    [3] distance between my westernomst and easternmost Point: 10599 km
    Northernmost and southernmost...

    Oslo and Busselton (Western Australia) ~ 14,001 km

    Difference in degrees of latitude: 92° [out of a possible 180°]
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    10 Mar '16 16:14
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Edit - I have pimped this thread and given it legs. "Run Forrest run!"
    I am located 872 km from the equator where the white line runs straight through a whole bunch of .Forrest in Kalimantan and the nearby city of Pontianak.
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    10 Mar '16 16:19
    Originally posted by FMF
    I am located 872 km from the equator where the white line runs straight through a whole bunch of .Forrest in Kalimantan and the nearby city of Pontianak.
    I own a pair of shoes that are currently 63 km apart. (They won't be reunited for over 6 weeks).
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    10 Mar '16 16:27
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    I own a pair of shoes that are currently 63 km apart. (They won't be reunited for over 6 weeks).
    If you hopped 6 km a day for 6 weeks you would overshoot the missing shoe by 189 km. Bear that in mind.
  14. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    10 Mar '16 17:12
    Originally posted by FMF
    If you hopped 6 km a day for 6 weeks you would overshoot the missing shoe by 189 km. Bear that in mind.
    Will bear that in mind sir, while driving there in my car.
  15. SubscriberFMF
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    10 Mar '16 17:15
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    Will bear that in mind sir, while driving there in my car.
    How many kilometers apart are your separated shows by car?
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