Back on March 29th I referenced a feature Google had added to their Google Maps. They were telling you how to get from New York to Dublin – by swimming. It appeared they had programmed three swimming ports – one in France, one in England, and one in New York.
I am shocked it didn’t cross my mind that that would be a temporary feature. I actually thought they might expand upon it and add the Pacific Ocean later on. Alas, they obviously thought it was just a humorous joke, because it no longer exists. I’m not sure how long it lasted past April 1, because I think this is the first time I’ve tried it since then.
It was a cool feature. I want it back. It’s not as if there aren’t permanent bits of humor already in Google’s offerings. For example, you can conduct searches in a whole bunch of languages, including, Klingon, Pig Latin, Elmer Fudd, and Bork! Bork! Bork!. Apparently they decided that swimming across the Atlantic wasn’t a funny enough joke to keep alive.
You can still find your way from Warsaw to Dublin, of course, since you really can drive that route in a car.