Thursday 16 June 2011

The Antipodes

I just took part in a conversation about how warm it was right now in various locations around the world*.  When checked, it appeared that today the weather in Dublin is actually colder than the weather in Melbourne.  'But it's summer there!' one of my colleagues exclaimed, shocked.

I thought this was the perfect moment to introduce one of my current obsessions,

With thanks to this handy dandy site, you can explain to the locals why Dublin (whose antipode is somewhere between New Zealand and Antarctica),

might in fact be colder than Melbourne (whose antipode is somewhere west of the Azores).

Hours of fun!

*Thursday afternoon tedium: any distraction welcome

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