If you ever hit a some-fraction-of-your-life crisis and decide you want to walk across the planet for a while, then have we got the trail for you! It’s the longest walkable distance between two points on Earth, and the sightseeing through the numerous countries and multiple continents it involves will no doubt be spectacular. Also, you’ll probably never make it to the finish line ’cause there will be a lot of things trying to kill you.
In the video above (via Laughing Squid), YouTuber RealLifeLore shows the longest walkable distance between two points on Earth, barring any patches of water that could require some kind of craft. RealLifeLore, who gives “[a]nswers to questions that you’ve never asked,” notes that he arrived at his estimation for longest walkable distance using Google Maps, albeit with manual tweaks to the route in order to bypass the aforementioned impassable-by-foot bodies of agua.
But how long is this longest-ever walkable distance across Earth’s surface? Well, it’s just — insert Ron Popeil voice — 14,334 miles!
But it’s not really the journey’s distance that’s daunting. The real problems come from animals, the climate, and sadly, other people. You’ll have to walk through Zimbabwe, for example, which is home to the Black Mamba, one of the deadliest snakes on the planet. In Uganda, you’ll be traveling through a country with the highest number of recorded cases of malaria in the world. When you enter South Sudan, you’ll be moving through the third-most dangerous country in the world. Further north, you’ll have to cross the Sahara, which can reach temperatures of 116 degrees Fahrenheit. And if you make it through all of
We wish good luck to anybody who dares to take on this journey. Also, can we put our names on your stuff so we can divvy it up after you don’t come back? Let us know how you’d like your will executed in the comments below!