Take a look at the ground under your feet in Northern Colorado. Say you jump in a gigantic drive-up teller pod from the bank and went to the exact opposite side of the Earth from where you are, where would you end up?

If you dig through the dirt of the Earth's crust, upper mantle, lower mantle, outer core, and inner core, then do it all again in the opposite order, you'll come out on the other side of the earth.

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According to NASA, you'd have to dig through nearly 8,000 miles of planet earth to get to the other side. The term for this is called an antipode. By definition, an antipode is the direct opposite side of something. Thanks to the site Antipodes Map, all we had to do is type in Fort Collins, Colorado and we found our exact opposite on planet earth.

What's directly on the other side of the world from Fort Collins, Colorado?

Grab a shovel, we're digging an 8,000-mile-long hole to the opposite side of the earth.

Credit: Google Maps
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After all of that theoretical digging to the other side of the earth, you are only going to find millions and millions of gallons of water in the Indian Ocean.

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The closest body of land is two small islands, Saint Paul Island and Amsterdam Island. These two islands are located in the geographical center between, Australia, Antarctica, and Africa according to Wikipedia.

These islands located in the Indian Ocean are breeding grounds for two species of penguins:

The Gentoo Penguin

Photo by Tam Warner Minton on Unsplash
Photo by Tam Warner Minton on Unsplash
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The Northern Rockhopper Penguin

Photo by Mark Koch on Unsplash
Photo by Mark Koch on Unsplash
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I don't know about you, but I found this to be pretty interesting. Even if we did end up in a gigantic body of water.

Source: Antipodes Map - Wikipedia - NASA

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