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Trivia Answer--as the crow flies

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by andrea, May 3, 2001.

  1. andrea

    andrea Guest

    The question was:

    "How did the term 'as the crow flies' originate?"

    The answer is:

    When lost or unsure of their position in coastal waters, ships would release a caged crow. The crow would fly straight towards the nearest land thus giving the vessel some sort of a navigational fix. The tallest lookout platform on a ship came to be know as the crow's nest.

    Congrats to Seawall who got it correct!!

  2. jeffstern

    jeffstern Guest

    Bravo, Seawall. Job well done......HOT!
  3. Seawall

    Seawall Guest

    Thank you, Thank you. Is the prize a free cruise? Really lol now... heehee
  4. Lisa

    Lisa Guest

    Seawall may have gotten it right, but I really liked Cruise Cynic's answer - made me laugh at a rough day at work! :)
  5. April

    April Guest

    I was right too-- I got it wrong and I knew it LOL way to go Seawall

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