[UPDATE Nov. 2010 – This no longer works, move along nothing to see here]
From a post on the PICList today check out these funny directions.
Go to Google Maps.
Click on “Get Directions”.
Enter Boston, USA and Cork, Ireland in the start and end address boxes.
Click the “Get Directions” button.
Now look at step 9 in the directions. 🙂
After you stop laughing, look at the way Google Maps routes you through France and England before getting to Ireland. This seems to be a common problem with all the map direction software I’ve tried. You have to monkey around with the software to get a direct route. In Microsoft Streets & Trips I find myself frequently having to add additional stops to force a direct route.