watch these guys speed up the earth

If you were accidentally teleported to a road in South Africa halfway through the blink of an eye, how long would it take to find you in South Africa after opening your eyes? For the GeoGuessr speedrunner Havrd, the answer is less than 7 seconds. By then, I’m probably just beginning to determine that I’m on Earth.

GeoGuessr is a web game that puts players into random Google Street View locations and challenges them to find out where they are in the world. Playing cooperatively with friends is fun, in part because of the laughter that comes from realizing that first impressions are completely wrong, and you’re so far from Paraguay. For Havrd, however, making mistakes isn’t even part of the game. It’s just a matter of how quickly he can guess right.