Friday, March 11, 2011

The Antipodes

So, there's this half-frivolous bit going on about the China Syndrome on my favorite blog. Someone wondered where the Japanese reactors would come out if they melted all the way through the earth, and someone else posted that to find out you only had to go to an Antipode map. What more marvelous thing than the Internet to have an Antipode map? Here's an Antipode map. How could anyone resist finding about the place exactly against our feet – which is what antipode means – from where we stand now. For **Adrift, the antipode is about halfway between Madagascar and the western tip of Australia. You move the arrow on the top map to your locations, and the antipode shows up on the bottom map.