Two men make ‘Earth sandwich’, 20,000km apart

21 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Two men make ‘Earth sandwich’, 20,000km apart

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.

The man behind the sandwich, Etienne Naude from Auckland, told the BBC he wanted to make one for “years”, but had struggled to find someone in Spain, on the other side of the globe.

He finally found someone after posting on the online message board, Reddit.

The men used longitude and latitude to make sure they were precisely opposite. 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. Others have since followed - although not all reported examples have been bona fide, opposite-point Earth sandwiches.


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