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Old 01-23-2013, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Or France/Brazil and France/Suriname?
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:09 AM
 
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I just had to go back and make sure again that Georgia has a border with North Carolina. The first time I noticed it I was looking for a timeshare. It was almost in the North Carolina mountains.
Yes many people tend to forget about that one. I think people in both states imagine GA and NC as being separated by South Carolina, but the mountain border is fairly lengthy. There are a lot of roads up there that straddle the border, so one stretch is in GA and the next is in NC and so on.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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I think it's weird that Illinois is about 30 miles from Tennessee.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:23 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I don't think anyone mentioned that if memory serves me right, Tennesse borders Virginia.

We are so used to thinking of Kentucky borders Virginia and that Tennessee borders North Carolina that we forget that because Tennessee goes further east then Kentucky, she actually borders a small part of Virginia.

Here is another one --- Oklahoma shares a small border with Missouri.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Kinda stepping aside from borders for a sec:

I sometimes forget that Moscow is the northernmost megacity in the world and that Alaska is the most northern, western, and eastern state in the U.S, as it enters the Eastern Hemisphere making it the most eastern lying state.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:36 PM
 
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Russia and Lithuania
Russia and Poland
Russian waterfront on a part of the Baltic Sea that isn't part of the Gulf of Finland

(I don't actually forget about these myself, but they are still something most wouldn't think of, when thinking of Russia)
Why are they so different? They both speak Slavic languages (although different alphabets), and were historically Christian.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:37 PM
 
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Minnesota and Michigan
New York and Connecticut
Minnesota does NOT border Michigan.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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Minnesota does NOT border Michigan.
It's a water border in Lake Superior...
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Why are they so different? They both speak Slavic languages (although different alphabets), and were historically Christian.
Why is what so different? What do the languages and historic religion practice have to do with the fact that these countries share borders that may sometimes be forgotten about or overlooked?
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Virginia and Tennessee, even though I've crossed that border.
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