Monday, February 21, 2011

update your charts!

Magnetic north shirts about 40 miles per year from Canada towards Russia. While it doesn't effect the average person very much, people relying on more traditional ways of navigation are having to spend millions on updated charts and equipment to offset this change. What do we take from this? In a few hundred years when somebody wants to drive a Toyota truck in the Arctic towards the north pole*, they're not going to be in Canada...

Story source ->,0,2819271.story

*in the Polar Special they drove to the 1996 location of the pole

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