Trivia Answer--as the crow flies

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andrea

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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!!

andrea
 
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Lisa

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