Where You Would Really End Up If You Dug Through the Earth

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National Geographic has helped answer our burning questions about where we'd end up if we actually pulled a trick from The Core and shot ourselves through the center of the planet. This diagram shows several antipodes, or spots on the exact opposite side of the planet from you.

According to National Geographic:

From most locations in the Northern Hemisphere, the opposite spot is water, since oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth . . . Playing antipodes produces amusing pairings. Bermudans would still enjoy sea breezes by Perth, Australia, but climate shock would await Timbuktu's desert dwellers, who'd come up near tropical Fiji. And as one player says, "Imagine the disappointment of someone digging their way out of Siberia and ending up in Antarctica."


via National Geographic (thanks Marilyn Terrell!)