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Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by andrea, May 2, 2001.

  1. andrea

    andrea Guest

    How did the term "as the crow flies" originate? I'll post the answer tomorrow evening.

  2. April

    April Guest

    Good one -now if only I knew the answer -lol--never straight-- always at an angle ???
  3. Seawall

    Seawall Guest

    Let me give it a whirl...
    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.
    Thanks for the trivia, Andrea.
  4. mitch

    mitch Guest

    it came for air travel,air mileage is "shorter" because it is srait,like how a crow flies. land travel is "longer", up and down hills and arround bends. A mile is a mile but it takes less miles thru the air because its like how a crow files..strait?

    how did i do?
  5. April

    April Guest

    I flunked --

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