|Image courtesy of MapQuest|
I've stated before, my participation in Postcrossing and recently I received a card from Austrailia. From the senders home to mine, it travelled a whopping 18,268 km's. Wow. That flight would suck! Pardon me! But then it got me thinking... what would be the absolute farthest I could send a postcard? What is the absolute farthest point from where I am? Naturally, that would be the antipodal point on the earth. I know. I'm impressed with my use of 'antipodal' too! (Gheesh I hope I've used it correctly...)
Next came some searching (thanks Google) which brought me to Antipodes Map. It's a site just for that purpose! To see the other side of the world! Apparently, I would be floating out in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Australia! It gives you co-ordinates as well. You could even plug those into Google Earth for a more realistic view.
Thanks for indulging my nerdy-ness...but that brings the question... if you were to dig a hole straight through the earth, where would YOU end up?