Have you ever wondered how far you could go in a straight line before you'd have to get on a boat, plane, or jet-ski? What about the other way around — how far could you sail in a straight line before the land gets in your way? At some point in the past, a nameless Wikipedia contributor made an educated guess about what the longest sailing path could be, and now, a team of researchers has brought the hard numbers to determine whether they're right.
The Longest Line
Making the Trip
Written by Reuben Westmaas May 25, 2018
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