Interesting Question of the Day – 4 September 2019

On Monday we found out that you can’t drive from New York to Rio.

When taking the longest possible drive on Earth, what countries would you start & finish in?

The rules are you can’t take ferries, and you must take the shortest possible distance (so no detours or circling roundabouts infinite times.)

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8 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 4 September 2019
  1. Nathan says:

    I assume the rules also suggest you can’t make it a return trip (even with a loop).

    So my guess would be start in South Africa, head up through east Africa into Egypt, and then head east to farthest Kamchatka in Russia.

    • iqtrivia says:

      Russia is one of the countries, but to get all the way to Kamchatka you need to take a ferry over the Aldan River, so the furthest you can get is the border with North Korea at Khasan.

      Also, going through Egypt requires a ferry on Lake Nasser. Going through West Africa requires ferries in Kinshasa & the Mediterranean.

  2. Divya Dass says:

    Alaska to the Southern tip of Argentina seems like a long trip.

    • iqtrivia says:

      It would be, but you can’t do it.

      Where Panama meets Colombia, you have the Darien Gap. It’s full of jungle, drug lords, and paramilitaries, but not roads.

  3. Old Bill says:

    Gibraltar and Russia