Monday, September 28, 2020

A Truly Silly Diversion

 We are overwhelmed with dread and fear about the future. So... what do we do? We find things that take our minds off such heartbreaking things. A dear friend posted this image on Facebook:

What an interesting thing to consider. Is it possible that Stonehenge and Easter Island are truly at opposite ends of the earth like this? How would we find out. Roger set out to discover the truth of such an idea. He spent some time getting the coordinates and trying to place them on an imaginary globe in his mind. Then he discovered a website called Antipodes Map. Oh what fun that is. If you go to the link it will show you two maps. You enter the information about a place, like Stonehenge or the city where you live, and it will show you what is directly on the other side of the earth from you. 

The answer to the question is it true that Stonehenge and Easter Island are directly opposite each other is NO. Now, go and see what's on the other side of of earth from where you are sitting. See how much fun that is? And for five minutes we didn't think about you know who or our future or anything else!

28 comments:

  1. I found myself in the sea....south east of New Zealand!

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    1. Frances-- Yes, we were in the sea as well. Reminded me of how much the earth is water.

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  2. Great strategy to avoid the dreadful Robin. I'm going to find out what's on the other side of our town.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- It is a fun little diversion.

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    2. Yes. I discovered our Antipodes is very near the Bermuda Triangle.

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    3. Dr Michelle-- Thank you for this update. How interesting that the Antipodes is by the Bermuda Triangle. Sounds very Twilight Zone-ish. LOL!

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  3. Water, water everywhere....

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  4. This is SUPER COOL! The other side of the planet from me is close to New Zealand. I might mention this on my blog tomorrow. Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Steve-- So glad you liked it. I'm looking forward to reading your post about it tomorrow.

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  5. Great mental exercise...sort of a modern "one hand clapping."

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  6. I'm bobbing around in the Indian Ocean almost equidistant from Africa, India, and Australia.

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    1. ellen-- Makes me wonder where we'd have to start out to end up on a piece of land on the other side of earth.

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  7. I'll try this one right away. Sounds interesting.

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    1. Red-- It is a fun little way to see our earth.

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  8. I am bobbing in the Indian Ocean with ellen abbott! Of course, then I had to click on "ellen abbott" and I found out she has a blog names "stuff from ellen's head" which I have now bookmarked as we share a first name and her posts look interesting to me! So you have distracted me for a while with this post, Robin Andrea! Thanks!

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    1. Ellen D-- How fun that you two Ellens are bobbing around together. So glad you have found more distractions. Yay!

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  9. Yikes, I am treading water between Africa and Australia probably near the two Ellens. Hope a cruise ship come soon.
    That was fun. Thanks.

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    1. Patti-- I think we all end up in the ocean. Isn't that wild? I loved it.

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  10. I tried half a dozen places where I have lived and the opposite side of the globe put me in the ocean every time.

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    1. Catalyst-- Interestingly, when we searched on Easter Island, the other side of the globe was somewhere in India. First time we ever ended up on land.

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  11. We end up not too far off the coast of New Zealand. I take that as a sign that we should move to New Zealand.

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    1. Mark-- I like how you have interpreted this map. An excellent perspective.

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  12. This reminded me... If you feel like a really potty diversion, google Agartha - the world in the centre of the earth. Apparently there are entrances at the poles!

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    1. Sackerson-- Thank you so much for this. Never heard of Agartha, but wow, what an interesting concept. The best part of the internet is learning something new like this!

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