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Antipodal Map Tool: The other side of the world

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There’s a common belief, at least in the U.S., that if you were to dig a hole deep enough (assuming the technology existed), eventually you’d pop out on the other side of the earth, and this would be somewhere in China. This belief might be true…

…if you were to start your hole in Argentina.

Here’s a Google Maps tool that shows you exactly where you’d end up. Consult this before you start digging, or you may wind up at the bottom of the Indian Ocean –Link.

18 thoughts on “Antipodal Map Tool: The other side of the world

  1. eccramer beat me to it. Ze’s Earth Sandwich deal happened quite a while ago, and I found that the Google Map mashup he made was pretty good as well.

  2. this is so cool!

    being a weather geek, (pirateweather)

    now i need to know what the Antipodal weather is?

  3. this would be a fun geotagging achievment!

    While the USA ends up right smack in the middle of the indian ocean,

    not all, “Plazes” do…

    spain and it’s antipodal new zealand would be one…

    could be fun

  4. this would be a fun geotagging achievment!

    While the USA ends up right smack in the middle of the indian ocean,

    not all, “Plazes” do…

    spain and it’s antipodal new zealand would be one…

    could be fun

  5. According to the map, digging just north of Chester, Montana would pop you out at the northern tip of the French and Southern Antarctic Lands.

  6. Ze Frank? Pfft. Late to the game with this joke. Walt Kelly did a series of Pogo strips about this back in the late 50’s – early 60’s. One character is going to dig through to China and another figures out the exit point will be in the middle of the Indian Ocean and the water will come through and flood everything.

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