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#1 Chimera

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 12:21 PM

You can take US 340 from Intercourse, PA to Bird in Hand, PA. You can turn north to get to Blue Ball, PA.

The westernmost point of North Carolina is further west than Detroit.

The easternmost part of the Panama Canal is on the Pacific Ocean while the westernmost is on the Atlantic.

Toronto is further south than parts of at least 14 US states.

Reno, NV is further west than Los Angeles, CA.

Buffalo, NY is closer to Detroit, MI than it is to New York City.

From Stamford, CT, if you go north, you'll get to New York. If you go south, you'll get to New York. If you go west, you'll get to New York. If you go east, you'll get to New York.

The southernmost point of New Jersey is about 50 miles south of Washington, DC.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:58 PM

Great stuff - the second fact took me aback more than any other. So cool! I am writing a trivia round and am going to use 2 or 3 of these as questions.

A few others:

Portland, Oregon is over 130 miles north of Toronto

Istanbul is the only city that spans 2 continents.

Brazil was named after the nut, not the other way around.

Ohio has no natural lakes.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 02:05 PM

Great stuff - the second fact took me aback more than any other. So cool! I am writing a trivia round and am going to use 2 or 3 of these as questions.

A few others:

Portland, Oregon is over 130 miles north of Toronto

Istanbul is the only city that spans 2 continents.

Brazil was named after the nut, not the other way around.

Ohio has no natural lakes.


Hmm, I thought Brazil was named after the waxing procedure.

#4 Chimera

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:04 PM

I thought Lake Erie was natural :P

Miami is closer to the capital of Cuba than to the capital of Florida.

Alaska is the northernmost, easternmost and westernmost state.

You can drive US 522 from Virginia, pass through West Virginia and Maryland and enter into Pennsylvania in less than 30 minutes.

Virginia is extends further west than West Virginia.

Is Kentucky in the south? Its one state away from Canada.

Philadelphia and New York City are closer together than Charlotte and Greensboro.

#5 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 05:15 PM

Kentucky has two states before Canada.

#6 Chimera

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:23 PM

nope, just ohio. the border is in lake erie

more:
iceland is on the north american plate. los angeles is not.
france's southern coast (cannes) is considered tropical --- it is farther north than milwaukee
if the US had the population density of bangladesh, its population would be around 11 billion

#7 Niner National

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:47 PM

I didn't believe the one about NJ being further south than DC, but Cape May, NJ is indeed further south.

#8 Chimera

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:55 PM

I didn't believe the one about NJ being further south than DC, but Cape May, NJ is indeed further south.

i think you're right. on google maps, they look about even

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:00 PM

Kentucky has two states before Canada.


nope, go from KY thru Ohio and then you are in Ontario.

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:13 PM

i think you're right. on google maps, they look about even

They looked even on Google Maps, so I looked up the latitudes.

#11 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 09:09 PM

So Indiana doesn't count?

#12 Chimera

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:50 PM

So Indiana doesn't count?


it only borders like 1/4th of KY's northern border. go to google maps. find summit, ky. go directly north. after ohio, you'll find some blue. that's a great lake. in that blue, you'll find a black line. the other side of that black line is canada

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Posted 10 June 2012 - 10:59 PM

Four Corners!


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