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    Default Where is the North? case solved ?

    I know we all love Geography Galore but these guys might be onto something

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENeCYwms-Cc


    For a more contentious view:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IwUeNzFOgw
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I know we all love Geography Galore but these guys might be onto something

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENeCYwms-Cc


    For a more contentious view:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IwUeNzFOgw
    I felt more of a culture shock moving roughly 100 miles to the north east from the North west, than the same distance from the North west to west Wales...

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    I was born in Kent, North of the North Downs, so far North in fact that we could see the North Sea and the Medway Estuary from our house. Therefore North Kent is The North, while anything North of the Medway is The Far North. Once you get past London, it's The Frozen North, while I'm pretty sure once you get past the polar bears and igloos of Watfordshiire you can see The North Pole over the satanic mills of Yorkshire and the other Scottish counties.
    'Beer is for all day, not just for breakfast'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    I was born in Kent, North of the North Downs, so far North in fact that we could see the North Sea and the Medway Estuary from our house. Therefore North Kent is The North, while anything North of the Medway is The Far North. Once you get past London, it's The Frozen North, while I'm pretty sure once you get past the polar bears and igloos of Watfordshiire you can see The North Pole over the satanic mills of Yorkshire and the other Scottish counties.
    As a resident of what was called Andredsweald many centuries ago, anywhere closer to the Arctic than Maidstone is definitely in 'The North'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    I was born in Kent, North of the North Downs, so far North in fact that we could see the North Sea and the Medway Estuary from our house. Therefore North Kent is The North, while anything North of the Medway is The Far North. Once you get past London, it's The Frozen North, while I'm pretty sure once you get past the polar bears and igloos of Watfordshiire you can see The North Pole over the satanic mills of Yorkshire and the other Scottish counties.
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    As a resident of what was called Andredsweald many centuries ago, anywhere closer to the Arctic than Maidstone is definitely in 'The North'!
    Ah but what about Sheffield or Norwich as per the second video?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Ah but what about Sheffield or Norwich as per the second video?
    Isn't that a sort of "can you get a bigger number than infinity" question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpadam View Post
    Isn't that a sort of "can you get a bigger number than infinity" question?
    Not necessarily, depends how you define "infinity" a mathematician will define it one way, a meta-physicist in an entirely different way, Sheffield can be in the South and Norfolk in the North but not perhaps in the same universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    I know we all love Geography Galore but these guys might be onto something

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENeCYwms-Cc


    For a more contentious view:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IwUeNzFOgw
    All so simple!

    Look at your SatNav (or mobile phone) showing where you are.

    The North is UP the screen. The South is DOWN the screen!
    Last edited by AlanH; 06-07-2020 at 08:43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    All so simple!

    Look at your SatNav (or mobile phone) showing where you are.

    The North is UP the screen. The South is DOWN the screen!
    Provided you've set the 'North Up' view, not the 'Heading Up' view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ETA View Post
    Provided you've set the 'North Up' view, not the 'Heading Up' view.
    Trust someone to add complications to a simple solution!

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