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19 May, 2006

Open & overexposed to the sun

As BoingBoing reports, zefrank.com has issued a challenge to make the first ever Earth sandwich, to be achieved by simultaneously placing two slices of bread on opposite sides of the planet.

It's a great idea, worthy of the League of Awesomeness, but I particularly want to point out the project's Google Maps 'hack', the 'Find The Opposite' tool. Select a location on one side of the globe, and its antipode will be indicated.

Comments

We are, I'm afraid, just off the coast of New Zealand. So it would be a rather soggy sandwich. Spain looks a better bet

Posted by Siobhan Curran at May 19, 2006 09:30 PM

For a moment, I thought you were missing something obvious, but it was my fault I forgot to insert the link to the last time I covered this. Fixed now!

Yes, relatively few places have terrestrial antipodes; with the exception of Spain/New Zealand it'd need to be South America/South-east Asia or Arctic areas.

Despite zeFrank's fancy Google interface, which I can't even use from home via dialup, Wendy Carlos' simpler static map is actually a better overview.

Posted by NRT at May 20, 2006 08:57 AM
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