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Offbeat University student from New Zealand creates an 'earth sandwich' by sharing a slice of bread with a stranger on the exact opposite point of the world

11:25  21 january  2020
11:25  21 january  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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A university student has created an ' earth sandwich ' with a stranger on the exact opposite side of the world using the help of the internet. At exactly the same time, his digital companion posed with another slice at a spot in rural western Spain about 90km west of the city of Malaga.

A university student has created an ' earth sandwich ' with a stranger on the exact opposite side of the world using the help of the internet. At exactly the same time, his digital companion posed with another slice at a spot in rural western Spain about 90km west of the city of Malaga.

A New Zealand student and a stranger in Spain (left and right) have created an 'earth sandwich' by placing a slice of bread on the ground at exact opposite points in the world at the same time© Provided by Daily Mail A New Zealand student and a stranger in Spain (left and right) have created an 'earth sandwich' by placing a slice of bread on the ground at exact opposite points in the world at the same time A university student has created an 'earth sandwich' with a stranger on the exact opposite side of the world using the help of the internet.

The New Zealand student took a photo of him stood with a slice of bread on the ground at Bucklands Beach beach in eastern Auckland.

At exactly the same time, his digital companion posed with another slice at a spot in rural western Spain about 90km west of the city of Malaga.

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Two men in New Zealand and Spain have created an " Earth sandwich " - by placing slices of bread on precise points , either side of the planet. Mr Naude only had to travel a few hundred metres to find a suitable public spot on his side of the world . His Spanish counterpart had to travel 11 km (6.8 miles).

A computer science student from New Zealand and a man from Spain have made an ‘ Earth sandwich ’ by putting pieces of bread on the exact opposite sides of the planet. The student had used this map tunnelling tool to work out the exact opposite side of the world , directly underneath

The student - who goes by the name etinaude on Reddit - said he accomplished the unusual feat of 'sandwiching' the earth by asking for help on the social media website.

'For all those wondering how I did this, I posted in (the sub-thread) r/Spain if anyone lived around that point that was keen to do this,' he wrote.

The creative Kiwi even posed alongside a New Zealand flag to mark the occasion as beach-goers milled around in the background.

To further celebrate the occasion, the student said he used a laser to etch into 20 slices of bread an artistic impression of an 'earth sandwich'.

Other social media users were in awe of the pair's accomplishment.

'I think this is one of the nerdiest things I've ever seen! Very adorable!' one person wrote.

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Auckland: Two men in New Zealand and Spain have created an “ Earth sandwich ” by placing slices of bread on precise points at either side of the His Spanish counterpart had to travel 11 km. Using a “near top of the range laser cutter”, he burnt an “ Earth sandwich ” design onto 20 slices of bread

A young Auckland University student has realised a dream - creating an " earth sandwich ". Just to make sure all the hard work didn't go to waste The first " Earth sandwich " is credited to the American artist Ze Frank, who organised two slices of baguette to be placed in New Zealand and Spain in 2006.

Another joked the 'sandwich filling might be a little bit hot' given it went straight through the earth's core.

To celebrate the occasion, the student said he used a laser to etch into 20 slices of bread an artistic impression of an 'earth sandwich' (pictured)© Provided by Daily Mail To celebrate the occasion, the student said he used a laser to etch into 20 slices of bread an artistic impression of an 'earth sandwich' (pictured) One said the unusual activity was typical of those from New Zealand.

'This is a classic thing for a Kiwi to do. Always making a mark outside of the norm. Good on ya!'

The 'earth sandwich' had been created using a website which calculates the diametrically opposite point on earth to a certain location - also called the antipodes - using co-ordinates.

It comes after two YouTube 'daredevils' flew from London to Australia so they could place a slice of bread either side of the globe to make an 'Earth sandwich'.

It comes after two YouTube 'daredevils' (one of the two Jay Swingler pictured at the Sydney Opera House) flew from London to Australia so they could place a slice of bread either side of the globe to make an 'Earth sandwich'© Provided by Daily Mail It comes after two YouTube 'daredevils' (one of the two Jay Swingler pictured at the Sydney Opera House) flew from London to Australia so they could place a slice of bread either side of the globe to make an 'Earth sandwich' British YouTubers Jay Swingler and Romell Henry spent £7,000 ($12,500) each on flights and travelled for two days straight to complete the bizarre stunt.

Only a handful of locations on land have an antipodes which are also not in the ocean.

For example, parts of south-east Asia have their opposite spot in South America while a section of Antarctica has theirs in Russia.

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