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Old 04-13-2019, 09:30 PM
 
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There are lots of directional surprises.
Atlanta is west of Detroit.
Mount Everest is south of Tallahassee Florida.
Seattle is north of Montreal.
Montreal is closer to Florida than to the north tip of Quebec.
Chile's Pacific port of Valparaiso is east of New York.
And, the Pacific end of the Panama Canal, is further EAST than the Atlantic end.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:34 PM
 
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You see it all the time on the General US Forum. There are way too many topics along the lines of "Are the people in so-an-so-state more southern/northern/western/eastern than in some other state." There are so many reasons those are stupid questions, and one is that many states have cities that are not only completely different in personality, they're also hundreds of miles apart. For example, I live in Virginia, and we recently drove more than 500 miles to go from the DC metro to Big Stone Gap. The idea that it must be an easy drive just because "it's all in Virginia" or that either of these areas represent "everyone in Virginia" just because they're in the same state, is pretty dumb. But a lot of people make assumptions like that. I finally had to stop reading that forum because I just saw too much of that.
Did you know, that Cumberland Gap, VA (the very southwest tip of Virginia) is closer to at least SIX other state capitals, than it is to ITS OWN state capital, Richmond.

Flagstaff, AZ has one of the coldest climates in the entire USA. Yet, people picture Arizona as scorchingly hot.

And Mount Whitney and Death Valley are under 100 miles apart, but are the highest and lowest elevation in the entire 48 continental states.

The closest national capital cities to each other, are Vienna and Bratislava -- Kinshasha and Brazzaville -- Amman and Jerusalem.
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Old 04-14-2019, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Flagstaff, AZ has one of the coldest climates in the entire USA. Yet, people picture Arizona as scorchingly hot.
Well, there are many places much colder, but not snowier. Flagstaff has the highest average snowfall of any city not located in western New York state, the famous Buffalo snowbelt.
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