You can get from India to the USA in a straight line: this discovery amazed social media users and even Elon Musk
A map showing that you can sail straight from India to the US has raised eyebrows among social media users and even impressed Elon Musk. Writes about this New York Post.
The photo of the 6D map, which has received XNUMX million views since it was posted on X (formerly Twitter), shows a curved blue line between the two countries.
“Without touching a single piece of land, you can sail from India to the USA in a completely straight line,” the inscription read.
Theoretically, one could set off from Mumbai, bypass Madagascar and arrive in Alaska without touching land.
Without touching a single piece of land, it's possible to sail from India to the USA in a completely straight line pic.twitter.com/q178wi3tol
— Epic Maps 🗺️ (@Locati0ns) September 27, 2023
The owner of the social network, Elon Musk, reacted unequivocally to this: “Wow!”
However, some users were unable to understand why the line in the picture was curved and stated that "it is a semicircle and the line is far from straight."
One social media user recreated the trajectory on a 3D globe to help them out.
Here's the same line on a globe pic.twitter.com/8oVFCElDnp
— Rajit (@rajitsingh) September 27, 2023
“It’s weird, it’s almost like we’re living on a sphere,” one commenter quipped.
“Rather, on an oblong spheroid,” said the one who created the 3D path.
People thanked user X for putting the journey into perspective, while others slammed those who found the original image confusing.
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"Thank you. I was a flat earthling for half a minute and could not understand what it was,” wrote one of the users.
“Glad I read the comments before posting it's not a straight line,” another noted.
Some have argued that the line is not straight because it follows the curvature of the Earth.
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