Couple Taken 400 Miles Off Course By Trusting Their GPS

from the at-some-point,-don't-you-begin-to-question... dept

It really is amazing to see some of the stories about people shutting off their brains (and often their own eyes) in order to believe everything that their GPS device tells them. The latest example involves some Swedish tourists in Italy, who wanted to go to Capri, but mistyped it into the device as Carpi, an industrial town in Northern Italy, 400 miles away from the beautiful isle of Capri. Apparently, it didn't occur to them as they drove (and drove and drove) that perhaps things weren't right. According to tourist officials, after being informed, the couple got back in the car, and turned around to head in the right direction.

Filed Under: capri, carpi, gps, italy


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    Chronno S. Trigger (profile), 29 Jul 2009 @ 4:41pm

    This sounds like my roommate

    He started about a mile south of the park way, went looking for a game shop with the GPS about another mile south. He ended up 40 miles south attempting to get back to the parkway after not finding the game shop. I've heard of a bad sense of direction but holy crap.

    As AC above pointed out, if they were 400mi away from Capri and also 400mi away from Carpi, I could understand. If they were 4mi away then they should have known something was wrong after driving for 30min.

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