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With this unexpected late-season snow, are you dreaming of a stint under the Tuscan sun--but don't know how on earth you'll afford the inter-continental journey? The all-seeing, all-knowing Google has the answer.

Just go to Google Maps and get directions from "Denver, CO" to "Florence, Italy." The program's solution is uncanny in its practicality and simplicity. Just look at step 31: "Swim across the Atlantic Ocean," for 3,462 miles. Why didn't we think of that?

Of course, these directions are inherently impossible. Before hopping into the Atlantic, the directions expect you to blithely drive through downtown Boston--yeah, like that's going to happen. -- Joel Warner

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Joel Warner is a former staff writer for Westword and International Business Times. He's also written for WIRED, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, Slate, Grantland and many other publications. He's co-author of the 2014 book The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny, published by Simon & Schuster.
Contact: Joel Warner