Growing up, a lot of us would pretend we went on adventures to places around the world. Some of us even imagined what country we’d be in if we were to have dug a straight line to the exact opposite side of the world. Okay, some of us still imagine that as adults.
Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore. With today’s technology, you don’t have to wonder where you’d end up in China, Australia or a random island you’ve never heard of. There’s now something called Antipodes Map.
This map shows you exactly where you’d end up if you were to start digging from wherever you are. It’s pretty fascinating and gives you an interactive look at something that you’ve probably been wondering ever since you were a child.
It’s pretty easy to use as well. All you have to do is put the address or city that you would want to start your journey from.
Then, the map shows you where you’d end up on the other side of your location. Let me tell you, a lot of the times you’ll end up in the middle of the ocean!
If you’re planning to have your starting point in North America or most of Europe, be ready to get soaked.
But honestly, no matter where you start, you’ll probably be stranded in the middle of nowhere, soaked. Hopefully, you know how to swim!
This is pretty common though. The creators of this map note that a “majority of locations on land do not have land-based antipodes.”
But if you really want to make your landing point be on dry land, the makers of the map have located a number of places that are antipodes of each other.
For example, if you started your journey from Tai Mo Shan, China and started digging straight, you’ll actually end up in Yavi, Jujuy, Argentina! The kid in you would be really excited about that.
Another example that the makers have shown is if you start your digging in Ulan-Ude, Buryatia, Russia you’ll probably end up somewhere in Chile.