By Anonymous - 5/7/2013 23:34 - United States - Houston
Today, I was telling my girlfriend about how my parents are flying out to Japan today on vacation. She was shocked at how short the flight will be, because "It's on the other side of the world." We live in the USA, and it seems I'm dating a Flat Earther. FML
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By  EvilUndead  |  9

It IS on other side of the world. USA is located in Western hemisphere. Japan - in Eastern.

Regardless, Japan is pretty far from USA, unless your flight starts in Alaska.

By  EvilUndead  |  9

21, "JUST" across Pacific? Direct distance from California to Japan is 8600+ kilometers (surface travel). That's 1/5th of earth's circumference. Distance from hawaii to japan is 6600+ kilometers.

For comparison, Diameter of OUR PLANET is 6300+ kilometers.

OP's girlfriend is much smarter than he is. And you people should've studied geography at school.

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  SkyGuy32  |  17

What do you mean wrong post?

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  SkyGuy32  |  17

It was probably just an isolated brain-fart. Like when my twin was trying to talk about Qatar, but couldn't think of the name, so he called it Quebec. Then my mom asked him if he meant Dubai. However, I consider my twin to be a fairly intelligent person.

By  EvilUndead  |  9

It IS on other side of the world. USA is located in Western hemisphere. Japan - in Eastern.

Regardless, Japan is pretty far from USA, unless your flight starts in Alaska.

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  SkyGuy32  |  17

Or even California.

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  EvilUndead  |  9

21, "JUST" across Pacific? Direct distance from California to Japan is 8600+ kilometers (surface travel). That's 1/5th of earth's circumference. Distance from hawaii to japan is 6600+ kilometers.

For comparison, Diameter of OUR PLANET is 6300+ kilometers.

OP's girlfriend is much smarter than he is. And you people should've studied geography at school.

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  rldostie  |  19

It IS nearly on the other side of the world, depending on where you live in the US. When I flew there, it was no short flight; it took nearly 14 hours. So I don't see how this is really a FML, unless its on the OP for not realizing how massive the US is, and how distance and perspective depends on where one is located in the US.

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30, you are one dense motherfucker.

The OP's girlfriend thought that the plane would fly over Europe to get to Japan. Also, the distance across the Pacific isn't NEAR the distance across the Atlantic.

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  NatalySNA  |  21

Well it sometimes also depends and the wind currents because the plane cannot go against some hard winds. Especially, the ones located in the Pacific Ocean region.

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  ibiwan  |  3

Look at a map and tell me if you really think the Atlantic is wider than the Pacific. If you do, you need to get either your vision or your intelligence fixed!