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Google Maps tells you how to get from here to there - literally

Google Maps here to there
Ever wonder how long it takes to get from here to there? About 7 hours and 51 minutes according to Google Maps. It turns out both here and there are in France. If you're still confused, there are two cities in France with the convenient names of Héré and Théré. So if you type "here" and "there" into the directions fields of Google Maps, what you get are directions from one spot to the other.

This is not, by far, the oddest thing we've seen on Google Maps. For example, last year if you looked for directions from a US location to destination in Europe, Google would tell you to "Swim across the Atlantic." The company seems to have removed that suggestion, possibly after someone at Google pointed out that it would be faster to get use a hot air balloon.

[via Google Blogoscoped]

Tags: france, google-maps