Google Maps Ruins Woman's Life

Max Read · 07/11/11 11:09PM

Are you looking to go to New Jersey's Round Valley State Park? (It features "swimming, boating and camping in summer, and cross country skiing and sledding in the winter"!) Just don't use Google Maps to get there, as you may end up at Laurie Gneiding's house.

North Is Changing Position by Forty Miles a Year

Max Read · 02/22/11 02:49AM

Magnetic north is shifting! The place all compasses point to is moving from "near Canada toward Russia" at a rate of 40 miles a year, "about a one-degree difference in compass direction every five years." This is, of course, a massive pain in the ass for airports, pilots, boaters, and, apparently, turtles, who rely on magnetic north to migrate between Africa and South America. We blame postmodernism and the loss of external truth, and also, the constant movement of the earth's molten iron core. [Sun-Sentinel via Daily Intel]

Not Asking for Directions Like a Real Man Costs $3,000

Adrian Chen · 09/03/10 12:38PM

Everyone knows that natural selection has made men genetically disinclined to ask for directions when they're lost. (Prehistoric men who stopped to ask for directions were often eaten by sabre-toothed tigers.) Turns out their stubbornness costs them $3,000.