The Viral Map Showing a Straight Sea Route from India to the USA Sparks Curiosity
A recently shared map on social media has caused quite a buzz, catching the attention of tech billionaire Elon Musk. The map reveals an unconventional sea route from India to the United States that can be traversed without touching any land along the way. The map, which has gone viral with over 6 million views, features a curved blue line connecting Mumbai, India, to Alaska, USA, with a stopover at Madagascar.
Elon Musk, known for his interest in innovation and technology, couldn’t resist expressing his intrigue with a simple “whoa” in response to the map.
However, not everyone on social media was convinced by the claim made by the map. Some users pointed out that the path didn’t appear to be completely straight on a 2D map. Comments flooded in, questioning the accuracy of the map’s claim.
But here’s the twist: while the sea route may not appear straight on a conventional 2D map, it actually is when drawn on a globe. The revelation that Earth is a globe and the map is a projection helped clarify the situation for many.
To further illustrate this point, a resourceful user shared a short video showing the sea route on a 3D globe. The video provided a clearer perspective, demonstrating that the route is indeed straight when taking into account the Earth’s shape.
The response to the video was a mix of appreciation and amusement, with some expressing gratitude for the clarification and others admitting to their initial confusion. It goes to show that even in the age of air travel, it’s important to remember that the world is a globe.
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