In geography, an antipode is the exact other side of the world from any given location. When I was a kid, we always used to talk about digging a hole so deep that you’d exit in China. But we foolish Michigan kids didn’t realize that if we really dug a hole straight down, presuming we survived the magnificent heat of Earth’s core, eventually we’d pop out at the bottom of the southern Indian Ocean and drown.
Antipodes can be a fun and engaging teaching mechanism for geography students. It helps us…wrap…our minds around our roundish planet, and it burns some spatial thinking calories.
Happy Antipoding! John