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Buffalo’s Antipode

Every kid knows that if you dig straight down through the earth you pop out in China on the other side.  The exact opposite side of the earth from any individual place is called its antipode. Wikipedia notes that two points are antipodal to one another when they are connected by a straight line through the center point of the earth.  
This cool little web site www.antipodemap.com gives you the antipode of any place on earth by simply positioning the place symbol at a desired location on the top map.  The bottom map will instantly update to the antipode of that place.  
So where exactly is Buffalo’s antipode?  If you plan a trip through the center of the earth from Buffalo you better bring along a boat because you will not be having Chinese food upon arrival at the Buffalo antipode.  Your destination will be the rather wet southern Indian Ocean quite a few miles from any land.

Written by Sarah Maurer

Sarah Maurer

I moved to Buffalo to attend Canisius College in 2007 and began writing for Buffalo Rising as a journalism intern in 2010. Working with Newell and meeting numerous entrepreneurs, activists and everyday folks who were working to make their city better made a huge impact on my decision to stay here. After witnessing all the positive development and grassroots initiatives happening in neighborhoods throughout the city, I was inspired to pursue a term of service in AmeriCorps and a career in Buffalo's non-profit sector. I currently work in the housing department at the Lt. Col. Matt Urban Human Services Center of WNY and am excited to be a part of their ongoing efforts to revitalize the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood. I also volunteer as the project coordinator for Artfarms Buffalo. I continue to write for Buffalo Rising because I love having the opportunity to stay connected to those working toward positive changes for the Queen City.

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