Monday, July 23, 2007

can you really dig a hole to China?

Thanks to GoogleMaps and these folks (and to Flux for posting the link), you can find out where you'd really end up if you picked a spot on the map and dug straight in to the earth, survived the molten core and ended up on the other side.

Apparently the Bay Area gets you into the Indian Ocean and digging in the Philippines gets you to South America somewhere near Bolivia.

We always had a world globe and map growing up, but it's not like we had a rod to puncture through the globe to figure this stuff out. Though I find it does give a better sense of the relative positioning of where countries are in the world and just where is the other side of the world from where you are.

Start digging!

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