Where Would You End Up If You Dug Straight Down From Rochester?
Do you remember that old expression about "digging a hole to China"? I forget where that phrase originated (most likely from a random cartoon, where most of my knowledge comes from), but I recall being a little kid and thinking that it would be cool to visit China by turning my backyard into an excavation site. My dad was...not impressed when he discovered the mess I made with his shovel. I still have never visited China.
But as it turns out, you can't dig a hole to China. How do I know that? Other than my failed attempt as a 7-year-old child? That's because after messing around on the interactive Antipodes Map website, I discovered where I'd end up if I dug straight down from my current location. Basically, it can show the point on the Earth's surface that is diametrically opposite to it.
So what's on the opposite side of the world from Rochester? I'll give you a few hints:
1. It's not China.
2. It's wet. Like, really wet.
3. You probably don't want to vacation there, but it's pretty close to a place where you'd like to vacation.
You can check it out here. Just type in your zip code and see what happens!
Source: Antipodes Map