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One fifth of a mile

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One fifth of a mile: that’s the closest distance between Craig St and Robinson St in Overland Park, Kansas, USA. Since Google Maps first started sucking time out of my life, I’ve – oddly – not spent much time looking to see if I could find my given name and surname as street names close to each other. But, one fifth of a mile is pretty dang close. Sadly, I couldn’t find an intersection of a Craig St and a Robinson St anywhere, but this is good enough. Consider this a gauntlet laid down at your feet, readers.

Update: Woo hoo! Craig St and Robinson Rd in Jackson, Mississippi.

Written by Craig

September 9th, 2008 at 6:48 am

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  1. dang it Craig!
    there is a Lisa Lane i pass by every day which definitely got my brain going on about if i could find streets for each person i know or have known.
    now this! :)

    Anonymous

    9 Sep 08 at 9:21 am

  2. Not really related, but Google Maps stole my time too, and made me do this:

    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl;=en&msa;=0&msid;=103284706138932025143.00000111ce88931dfe7d6≪=8.997192,18.854578&spn;=171.961308,360&z;=1

    (I hope that link works!)

    Alix

    9 Sep 08 at 3:00 pm

  3. Very cool! The only time I’ve found my name on a street sign was Nicola St in downtown Vancouver.

    Nicola

    9 Sep 08 at 6:29 pm

  4. That’s a short walk Craig!
    I need to travel 86,3 kms to do that…

    (I’m addicted to google-mapping too, street views being the greatest)

    väös

    9 Sep 08 at 7:09 pm

  5. Oh God. Look at Kansas.

    ~Barbara~

    10 Sep 08 at 1:01 am

  6. I just checked out the above link from Alix and, amazingly, Craig is only 250m from Muff…..

    Chris Russell

    10 Sep 08 at 1:07 am

  7. They play baseball in Jackson? I KNOW they don’t in Lincoln. Berlin either.

    Walt

    11 Sep 08 at 1:45 am

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