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Pakistan has the world’s longest possible straight-line water route in the world that connects it to Russia. The straight-line of 32,000 kilometers will begin from the Southern coast of Pakistan and will end in the eastern coast of Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, covering the region in between Africa and Madagascar in its course.
As per the discovery, the Somniani beach in the Southern part of the Baluchistan is the starting point of the destination. The journey will involve a ship or a boat traveling perfectly straight and not hitting any land for a whopping 32, 090.3 Km. The idea was first proposed by a Reddit user Patrick Anderson five years back but is confirmed now by computer scientist Rohan Chabukswar, after carefully analyzing actual data.
The research was initiated at the IBM Research India in New Delhi and after a complex investigation; the scientists have been able to prove the longest straight-line sea journey.
The line was put together by environmentalist Anderson after he read about the Earth’s extreme points of Wikipedia. The same line later appeared on that page and he was surprised to know about the line he mapped out was perfectly straight. Later, Anderson mapped the points and published a video to show that the line was, in fact, straight. “You may be a bit disappointed, as I did not discover the path, but merely thought it was cool enough to put on a map,” he says.
The video caught the attention of a physicist Rohan Chabukswar at United Technologies Research Centre, Ireland who wanted to conduct a research since there was no proof. The research was initiated at the IBM Research India in New Delhi and after a complex investigation; the scientists have been able to prove the longest straight-line sea journey.
“The journey would take a boat from the sandy shores near Sonmiani, Pakistan, down through the gap between Madagascar and continental Africa, threading the needle between South America and Antarctica, and finally heading north-northwest across the Pacific Ocean while dodging the Alaskan archipelago until landing on the frigid beaches of the Karaginsky District in Russia” read the article.