Walking in Circles

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Ray Mears
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A particularly unpleasant colleague at a school I worked at had the misfortune to have one arm somewhat shorter than the other....swimming in circles jokes were popular amongst the staff who, like me, found him very difficult.

But we had nothing on the adolescent perception.

The kids called him tik tok!

KB
 

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There was a mythbusters episode on this.Walking in straight linesthey called it.
 

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In the bush, most of the time it is impossible to walk a true straight line bearing because of obstructions, whether they be trees, thick scrub, cliffs, gullies, etc. The usual practice is to allow a degree of compensation, for example, for every step that is taken to the left, compensate an equivalent amount of steps to the right. So, although a zig-zag pattern arises, what actually happens is the party's bearing becomes a line-of-best-fit. We've done this over many years and it works perfectly well. (We've never used GPS ... and I don't intend to either)

Like all navigation (or surveying), it's the calculation of the initial bearing that matters.
 

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Mummy mummy. I hate walking in circles.
Shut up son or I will nail your other foot to the floor...
Sorry, couldn't resist. Mod as required.
B loffy
 
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