Two fun Google Maps Travel Games – Get lost and find your location

Have you ever wanted to travel to random places on a map?
Do you virtual travel using street view on Google or Bing maps?

There’s a site called GeoGuessr that will drop you in a random location on earth, and your goal is to put a pin on a map where you think you started out. It’s fascinating to see the different locations and towns out there. It’s also a good reminder that there is a TON of unpopulated areas still left on earth.

A second site is called MapCrunch and it will also drop you in a random map location, but without the “guess on a map” feature. I mention it because you can narrow down specific countries you’d like to randomly end up in, as well as other options that GeoGuessr doesn’t have.

Check them both out!  If anyone knows any additional fun games like these, please post them in the comments.

The answer to “How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck?”

One of the age’s great questions may have finally been solved:
“How much wood would a woodchuck chuck, if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”

 

A recent Reddit comment thread featured two users that did the math to come up with the answer of 1 Cubic Meter.

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Fun Things to do in Vancouver, BC.

I recently had a weekend Vacation to Vancouver, BC for the second time.

Before saying anything else: Canadian drivers are horrible.

Alright, now that that’s out of the way, there’s a lot of fun things to do and cool places to see once you get through Vancouver’s horrible traffic. (Really, bridge construction on a Saturday afternoon?!)

Interesting Attractions

  • Granville Island
  • Metrotown Mall
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Stanley Park
  • Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (and surrounding Chinatown)
  • Punjabi Market (Indian market area)
  • Good Food (BANANA LEAF IS AMAZING)

I reviewed these places on Yelp, for easy reference. [LINK]