This topic may have been posted before, but the 3-dimensional topic (about walking in the desert)got me thinking about how a person supposedly walks in circles when they are lost in a snowstorm, desert, or woods. I guess this has something to do with point of reference - but why does this happen? Does it really happen or is it just a fact I’ve gleaned from watching too much tv?
Also, does this apply to being lost in the middle of an ocean with a rowboat? Considering other factors didn’t do you in first, would you “row in circles”?
If it is true, how can you compensate for it - who knows when I might next be walking in a blizzard or rowing across the Atlantic!
Throw me a link if this has been discussed - thanks!