I don't know if it caught your attention, but Bee claimed over the weekend that her mother was 4,000,000 miles away. Which got me thinking. Where was Bee's mother over the weekend? I'm sure Bee wouldn't be exaggerating, or anything, and that we can take her figure as accurate.
Well, the Earth is 24,000 miles in circumference. This means that you're never more than 12,000 miles away from anyone as the crow flies. Do crows fly 12,000 miles?
In terms of actual distance you're never more than 8,000 miles away, but you might have to tunnel through the centre of the Earth. Which a crow certainly couldn't do (it's hot down there).
In fact, since Bee's mum isn't a crow, she might have to travel further than 12,000 miles to get to Bee. She might travel on roads like these:
I know what you're thinking. I shouldn't take things so literally. Bee's finger probably just got stuck on the "0" key. I spent quite a lot of time finding out how far planets were away (Mars varies from between 35 million and 150 million miles), wondering how much a 4,000,000 mile taxi journey would cost (how much would you tip the driver?), and so on.
But it was a fun way to spend part of my weekend - much more fun that actually having to travel all those miles...