Antipodes of Hawaii

The antipodes of Hawaii

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Where would you end up if you dig a hole straight down in the earth, until you come out on the other side? And do you know the connection between Hawaii and Botswana?

The antipodes (an “antipode” is a person that lives on exactly the other side of the planet) of Hawaii live in two countries in the south of Africa. The antipodes for all Hawaiians (except those living in the north of Kauai) are people living in the country of Botswana in Africa. The antipodes for people living in the northern part of Kauai are Namibians (from Namibia).

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Antipodes of Hawaii
Do you know what is on the other side of the world? And do you know the connection between Hawaii and Botswana?
If you would dig a hole through the earth, you would come out on the other side of the planet in Botswana, Southern Africa.
Big Island Antipodes
The antipodes (“people on the other side of the planet”) for the Big Island of Hawaii live in Botswana, Africa

Have fun finding your own antipodeans with this nifty map tool: http://www.zefrank.com/sandwich/tool.html.

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