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Around the world and back again and again

August 23, 2004

521,837. That's how many miles Funkstown resident Thomas "Woody" McDonald had on his work van as of 8 a.m. Friday.

That's enough to:

- Get to the moon and back with miles left over. The maximum distance from the Earth to the moon is 252,020 miles. (Source: The World Almanac)

- Make almost 21 trips around the earth's equator, which has a circumference of 24,901.55 miles. (Source: World Book Encyclopedia and geography.about.com)

- Take 210 cross-country trips. The distance from Ocean City, Md., to Sacramento, Calif., is 2,482.1 miles. (Source: Mileage calculator at www.symsys.com)

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