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tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Wed, 11th Jun '08 3:22 PM

I AM BURNING MY SHOVEL

You know that old saying that your mom always used about digging a hole to China when she caught you digging in the backyard. Well, I thought I had an idea for a interesting quiz. I found an opposite map that will show you what is on the opposite side of the world from any given point. $%*&! world. There is remarkably little land that lines up with other land on the other side of the world. Most of the U.S. is in the Indian Ocean. Australia is in the Atlantic. And so it goes. Spain does match New Zealand and Some of China and SE Asia meets Argentina and Chile. But that is just about it. *~!%$&#.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Wed, 11th Jun '08 4:53 PM

I tried to dig a hole to China once. Glad I gave up! I would've been drowned!

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Wed, 11th Jun '08 5:06 PM

Was that a website Steve? Care to share?
~Bev

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Wed, 11th Jun '08 5:07 PM

That's fascinating. I too would like the website address.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 11th Jun '08 5:20 PM

As I recall, Buenos Aires and Beijing are just about antipodal. Or was it Montevideo?

==Ken

jimmywoodser
Jimmywoodser  (Level: 28.1 - Posts: 15)
Wed, 11th Jun '08 8:20 PM

I went to a Catholic primary school and was taught by nuns. A nun once told us the old story that there are no snakes in Ireland because St Patrick drove them out. But then she asked if we knew another country that doesn't have any snakes. Well, we knew that: the answer is New Zealand. The nun told us that if you drew a line from Ireland through the centre of the earth it would emerge in New Zealand. (We unhesitatingly accepted this as true - after all we were only about 6 years old). Her theory was that the power of St Pat's holy whammy had the serendipitous effect of ridding New Zealand of snakes at the same time as Ireland.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Thu, 12th Jun '08 2:22 PM


smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Thu, 12th Jun '08 3:17 PM

I came out close to southern tip of Africa. Had no idea. Thanks Tuz.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 2:09 AM

I landed in the southern Indian Ocean
Way too far to swim to Australia....
Don't think I'll do amy more digging!!!!

larefamiliaris
Larefamiliaris  (Level: 135.2 - Posts: 877)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 4:08 AM

Missed New Zealand by around 700 miles. (SSE)

Damn - that nun was nearly right!

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 4:47 AM

Glub! Glub! Gurgle.........!!
I'd've drowned too!

~Bev

tresgatos
Tresgatos  (Level: 204.2 - Posts: 4185)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 5:03 AM

It looks like if I move to Oahu, then I'd end up in Botswana. I'll take it!

-- Geri

surreyman
Surreyman  (Level: 260.5 - Posts: 2770)
Fri, 13th Jun '08 5:26 AM

Doh - not in thinking mode yet this morning.
I live virtually on the Greenwich Meridian.
So where am I obviously going to end up?
Doh!
Great site Tuz - thanks - that one's into my library.


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