Someone has worked out exactly where the Proclaimers would have to walk to fall down at your door

Louis Dor
Sunday 04 September 2016 14:10
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"But I would walk five hundred miles, and I would walk five hundred more, just to be the man who walked a thousand miles, to fall down at your door".

So sang Charlie and Craig Reid, otherwise known as The Proclaimers, in their most famous song I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles).

Karl Sharro has tweeted a handy graphic, which has been retweeted over 800 times, showing roughly how far that is, assuming a starting point of Edinburgh.

This area should now probably be considered a danger zone, where no one is safe from needy Proclaimers, en route to smother with love some poor muse of the refrain 'DA LAT DA'.

Or indeed, all houses within the zone should consider reinforced doorsteps.

As someone has pointed out using Google, assuming a trip to Cornwall for all the twists and turns, it would take roughly 160 hours depending on your walking speed.

Some truly awful jokes have been made, that 90s kids are not allowed to enjoy:

Here's the song, have another listen, you know you've missed it:

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