Google Maps Encourages Eco-Friendly Travel – Yay. You Might Die Though.

This is awesome if you haven’t seen it yet. Google employees are my heroes.

When searching for directions from China to Taiwan, you will be returned with a legit step among the instructions to… “Swim across the Pacific Ocean” and then “Continue straight” for 165km. Big ROFLs.

Step 1: Get Directions

Everything seems to be working...

Step 2: Buy A Wetsuit

If you don’t believe me, do it yourself.


I imagine if Google hired South African employees, a step in the direction from Johannesburg to Durban might read “Turn right into Swaziland and collect a backpack full of Bob Perfect‘s Magic Medicine.”