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  1. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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    DC's reputation is a hot miserable swamp in the summer
     
  2. Icculus is a Bammer

    Icculus is a Bammer marco esquandolas took my job
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    I’m from bama so I don’t find it bad at all. Not a ton of humidity … relative to the south at least
     
  3. HuskerInMiami

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  4. Keef

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  5. TC

    TC Peter, 53, from Toxteth
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    I knew those lands out there used to be a lot closer together with lower sea levels. The Polynesian explorers still had to make that leap of faith to go over the horizon in a canoe, but the landing spots were at least more numerous. You look at those forlorn South Pacific islands now and wonder how the hell people ever got there. Sadly, the island quality greatly decreases as you get away from New Zealand. Whoever went looking for a richer land got diminishing returns
     
  6. HuskerInMiami

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    Stealing this from the BoredPanda website racer posted
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  7. BayouMafia

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    Farthest north: Anchorage (61 degrees North)
    Farthest south: Buenos Aires (34 degrees South)
    Farthest east: Tokyo (140 degrees East)
    Farthest west: Anchorage (150 degrees West)
     
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  8. WC

    WC Bad Company, ‘til the day I die.
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    North: Giants Causway, Northern Ireland (55 N)
    East: Vienna, Austria (16 E)
    South: Negril, Jamaica (18 N)
    West: Boulder, Colorado (105 W)
     
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  9. Tarpon Nole

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    My furthest West is also furthest north - skagway, ak

    My furthest East is also furthest south - Barbados
     
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  10. letan

    letan Just looking for the gator board
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    there have been many times while watching movies or whatnot that I’ve wondered how people weren’t just sweaty as fuck back in the old days based on what they wore but then I look at a map and also remember these people weren’t living in a place like Florida and were way north in a place equivalent to Canada
     
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  11. letan

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    North: Reykjavik 64 N
    East: Amsterdam 4 E
    South: Jaco, Costa Rico 9 N
    West: Sacramento 121 W
     
  12. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    Does Hawaii count as west or east
     
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  13. fattus

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    West & north: anchorage
    East: Portsmouth, ME
    South: Orlando

    never been outside the US except a few hours in Tijuana when I was 7.
     
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  14. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis Will Smith just smacked the shit outta me!
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    Pretty sure there’s disagreement amongst geologists over whether this actually constitutes a continent.
     
  15. The Banks

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    West.
     
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  16. shawnoc

    shawnoc My president is black, my logos are red...
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    North: London 51.5 N
    East: Zagreb 16 E
    South: Tampa 28 N
    West: Olympic NP 124 W

    (I flew to Zagreb once with a stopover in London - other than that I just drive around the US.)
     
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  17. HuskerInMiami

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    It wasn't considered a contitnent when I was in school and IDK if I'd consider it one now since it's underwater.

    But we also had only 4 oceans back then. Now we have the Southern Ocean.
     
  18. shawnoc

    shawnoc My president is black, my logos are red...
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    Can we get a sea wall and a few windmills over there?
     
  19. SugarShaun

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    Do layovers count? I took IcelandicAir and went through Reykjavik but didn’t leave the airport

    I assume no
     
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  20. WC

    WC Bad Company, ‘til the day I die.
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    For a “have you visited ________ “ discussion airports don’t count, but for this one just mentioning farthest locations you’ve been I’d say they do.
     
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  21. SugarShaun

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    North:
    Reykjavik (64) if that counts
    Manchester (53.5) if it doesn’t

    East:
    Rome (12.5)

    West:
    Santa Monica (-118.5)

    South:
    Orlando (28.5)
     
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  22. 1 other person

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    East - Doha at 51 East
    North - Szczecin, Poland at 53 North
    South - Yaoundé, Cameroon at 3 degrees south
    West - Oahu at 158 West
     
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  23. BayouMafia

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    my criteria is that I have to have left the airport and seen/done something to count as having been there. For example, I once had a 50 minute layover in San Salvador so I don't count El Salvador as a country I've visited, but I had a 14 hour layover in Tokyo once in which we took a train into Asakusa, looked around a bit, had lunch, then headed back to the airport so I do say I've been to Tokyo.
     
  24. WhiskeyDelta

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    North/West: Anchorage, Alaska
    East: Tianjin, China
    South: Kingston, Jamaica
     
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  25. Carl Brutananadilewski

    Carl Brutananadilewski do what now?
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    Budapest: 19.0402° E
    Vancouver: 123.1207° W
    Copenhagen: 55.6761° N (also had a quick flight stoppage at Reykjavik).
    Cancun: 21.1619° N

    Actually been slightly more north of Copenhagen and slightly further south of Cancun, but left it at major cities.
     
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  26. BamaNug

    BamaNug Half is a lie, but the good part's true
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    Farthest north: Anchorage/Kenai peninsula
    Farthest south: Cape Town or Buenos Aires (?)
    Farthest east: Seoul (???)
    Farthest west: Anchorage or Kauai (???)

    TBH the east/west thing is confusing me because earth is round. Yall know that, right?

    Highest and lowest point?

    Highest: Mt. Salkantay, Peru -- somewhere above 15K but below 20K
    Lowest: Danakil Depression, Ethiopia -- 410 ft below sea level
     
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  27. The Banks

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    North: Tolovana, Alaska
    West: Kauai, Hawaii
    South: Sayulita, Mexico
    East: Munich, Germany
     
  28. steamengine

    steamengine I don’t want to press one for English!
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    West: Maui
    South: Bogota
    East: Bangkok
    North: Oslo
     
  29. Nandor the Relentless

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    Depends on which direction you’re going
     
  30. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
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    It’s west of the international date line and it’s in the Western Hemisphere. It’s west.
     
  31. Nandor the Relentless

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    But if you travel in an eastward direction to get to Hawaii then it would be east.
     
  32. The Banks

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    That’s about as dumb and circular as this argument.
     
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  33. SugarShaun

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    That makes no sense. Is it not round north and south as well?
     
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  34. racer

    racer Yuma, where I work in software.
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    The real question is has anyone been to 0,0 and 0,180?
     
  35. racer

    racer Yuma, where I work in software.
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    Yes but we generally accept there is a top and a bottom because of the way the earth rotates on its axis.
     
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  36. Nandor the Relentless

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    South and East: San Juan, Puerto Rico Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
    West: Dallas, Texas
    North: New Wilmington, PA
     
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  37. NoNatty

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    you’ve never been west of Dallas? That explains a lot.
     
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  38. Nandor the Relentless

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    I'm not much of a traveler. Don't sleep worth a shit away from home.
     
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  39. Jigga

    Jigga Ty Webb is a mean person
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    South Curaçao
    East Bermuda
    West and North Seattle
     
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  40. mtsucalico85

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    North: Ear Falls, Ontario
    West: Ewa Beach, Oahu
    East and South: Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
     
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  41. racer

    racer Yuma, where I work in software.
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    Going places costs dollars
     
  42. chet fire

    chet fire Man in Members Only jacket

    Even I've been to Arlington.
     
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  43. seanofthedead86

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    North: Arctic Circle in the Norwegian Sea
    South: Roatan, Honduras
    East: The Black Sea
    West: Los Angeles
     
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  44. BamaNug

    BamaNug Half is a lie, but the good part's true
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    So I'm still confused.

    What's the farthest east and farthest west you can go?
     
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  45. Joe Withabee

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    Dateline, bro
     
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  46. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops If you’re juiceless, you’re useless
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    That’s still like 5 clicks, no thank you sir
     
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  47. El_Pato

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    North: San Sebastian
    South: Montevideo
    West: LA
    East: Valencia
     
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  48. Anison

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    North: Edmonton Alberta - 53.5 N
    South: Hobart Tasmania - 42.9 S
    East: Brisbane Queensland - 153.0 E
    West: Wahiawa Oahu - 158.0 W
     
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  49. dfmPSU

    dfmPSU don't drive angry
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    North: Plattsburgh, NY
    South: Naalehu, Hawaii
    West: Kaanapali, Maui, Hawaii
    East: Selcuk, Turkey
     
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  50. SugarShaun

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    Look at the map coordinates. If it’s +, that’s East. It -, it’s West.
     
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