Main | Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Go Dorks!

OK, this is kinda fun: Two dorks are trying to break the NYC subway riding record today by traveling all 26 lines, all 665 track miles and through all 468 stations in under the record time of 25 hours, 11 minutes, which was set by two other dorks in 1998. Even if they break the record, they won't make the Guiness Book Of World Records, whose rules mandate that stops must be made in all stations. Competitive subway riding first began in the mid-60's when students from MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab wrote a computer program that plotted out what was thought to be the most efficient route. Today's dorks are working from their own maps. Go dorks! For the Amateur New York City Subway Riding rules, go here.

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