Credit: Eric Odenheimer
Jason writes...
As we sat on the beach last weekend, my daughter asked what was on the other side of the ocean. "Europe!" I said, buying some time to Google specifics. She went back to building her
Olaf sand sculpture and I found this map. (The better answer is Portugal.) In case you're ever on a beach and curious what would happen if you had superpowers and could swim perfectly straight, now you know. The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. In the afternoon. Semi-regularly. Thanks to Eric Odenheimer for this one, which was recently featured by The Washington Post's Know More.
(July 8, 2014 - 2:00pm)

So now, you are prepared to answer those unexpected questions streaming out of the curious minds of  the children-and adults-in our lives.  Where did you go this summer. Looking to the east or west, what countries would you see?  (Our thanks to Jonathan Danylko who posted this on his Facebook page.)