Sunday, April 2, 2017

Sunday Fun I: Antipodes

When I was a little boy, I'd often dig in the dirt in our back yard. My Mom would ask me, "Are you digging to get to China?"

If that had been my goal, I would have failed miserably. As the map below shows, I would have, instead, drowned the back yard.
The map (click to enlarge) shows what you would get if you dug a hole all the way through the earth. If you are in the United States (light gray, upper left) and dug that hole, you would hit the southern Indian Ocean (dark gray, lower right, USA upside down).

H/T: Max Roser

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