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Offline LiliasTopic starter

What's Your Antipode?
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:30:23 AM »
When in a hole... it helps to know where you'll end up if you keep digging!

http://www.freemaptools.com/tunnel-to-other-side-of-the-earth.htm

(I'd end up in New Zealand's Northern Island. MIDDLE EARTH, HERE I COME!!!)

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2014, 09:38:30 AM »
I imagine somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. :|

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 09:40:42 AM »
Most of the US would end up in the Indian Ocean.  (Haven't checked Alaska and Hawaii.)

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2014, 09:49:27 AM »
I'm a few hundred miles off the southwest cost of Oz. *glub glub glub*

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2014, 09:52:08 AM »
I hear the scuba diving there is choice!

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2014, 10:06:50 AM »
This is Oz we're talking about. I assume there are megalodons waiting for anyone foolish enough to stick a toe in.

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2014, 11:14:31 AM »
This is Oz we're talking about. I assume there are megalodons waiting for anyone foolish enough to stick a toe in.
Megaldons made of jellyfish, with lasers on their heads, and they woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2014, 11:19:48 AM »
The Pacific Ocean! ~laughs~

Offline Blythe

Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2014, 12:21:18 PM »
Most of the US would end up in the Indian Ocean.  (Haven't checked Alaska and Hawaii.)

*raises hand* Yup, I would end up in the Indian Ocean!

Offline LiliasTopic starter

Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2014, 12:29:15 PM »
If you zoom in enough, you may find out you end up on some cool island, like the Maldives, the Seychelles or Mauritius. I wouldn't complain. ;)

Offline Caeli

Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2014, 02:11:01 PM »
I ended up somewhere in the middle of the Indian Ocean. ::)

My non-American relatives have an antipode that is just south of the northwest border between Bolivia and Argentina, though.

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2014, 02:12:54 PM »
Hawaii gets you into southern Africa.  Alaska ends up just off the coast of Antarctica.

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2014, 03:02:15 AM »
Somewhere in the "furious fifties", well south-east of New Zealand. *shivers* I read about that swathe of sea in Shackleton's account of his journey down to Antarctica in 1907; it gets very rough and cool real soon after one has left NZ.

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2014, 03:47:16 PM »
And apparently only Argentinians, Chileans, and Falkland Islanders can actually dig to China.

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 04:28:58 PM »
I guess the technical complications of walking/driving down a tunnel running straight through the core of the earth are about as big as those of actually digging said tunnel...  :D

Your body would be heavily deformed (or even broken into pieces) just by the gravity and huge pressure - for starters.

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2014, 04:50:13 PM »
I guess the technical complications of walking/driving down a tunnel running straight through the core of the earth are about as big as those of actually digging said tunnel...  :D

Your body would be heavily deformed (or even broken into pieces) just by the gravity and huge pressure - for starters.


It still makes for a fun thought exercise, if you remove the fatal factors and (some) laws of physics.

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2014, 05:19:58 PM »
It still makes for a fun thought exercise, if you remove the fatal factors and (some) laws of physics.

*nods* Not to mention, there's far, far more high-value metals down there than we can ever dig out of any ordinary mines up here. Gold, iron, copper, likely uranium and silver too...it's the real Goldfinger location!  ;)

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2014, 09:13:53 AM »
Somewhere in the "furious fifties", well south-east of New Zealand. *shivers* I read about that swathe of sea in Shackleton's account of his journey down to Antarctica in 1907; it gets very rough and cool real soon after one has left NZ.
Same here. That would make for a looong swim to reach dry land.

Offline Moraline

Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2014, 11:13:52 AM »
I'd end up in the ocean, half way between Albany, Australia and the coast of Antarctica.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2014, 06:34:00 PM »
WAY off the coast of West Australia in the IO.. (Ironically I've actually swam out there near that spot before.. a carrier deployment)

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Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2014, 07:37:39 PM »
There's a chance that I would be somewhere in the vicinity of flight MH370  :(

Offline BeeJay

Re: What's Your Antipode?
« Reply #21 on: July 26, 2014, 11:09:59 PM »
I live in Georgia, US, and mine is in the Indian Ocean, south east of mainland Australia.