There have been several stories recently about people who take their GPS directions ahead of common sense. The latest I read was about someone who drove into a canal, simply because the direction finder said "turn left, now." However, I have always believed that Google maps are accurate.
It appears they are a little too accurate. Someone was wondering what would happen if you planned a trip from Chicago to London.
Part of the resulting itinerary shows that Google not only has a sense of humor but is either very interested in physical fitness, or only wants Olympic swimmers to use their directions.
To prove to all the doubters that this is real ... Here is the link to the actual itinerary. (Just make sure to print the directions on waterproof paper!)