Two Slice Tuesday


An Auckland university student has created an “earth sandwich” with a stranger in Spain, after a long search for an accomplice.

Etienne Naude, 19, placed a slice of white bread on the ground at Bucklands Beach in Auckland, using longitude and latitude to ensure he was precisely opposite a volunteer he had found in the south of Spain after posting for help on Reddit.

The two men – total strangers – had 12,724km of earth between them, creating an “earth sandwich”.

“It’s amazing that we’ve actually been able to collaborate and do something like this at exact opposite points of the globe,” Naude told RNZ.

“We made sure to get the exact location with Google Maps, to get us within a few metres range, and then we used the actual image data on Google Maps to pinpoint ourselves even closer than that.”

Naude said making an earth sandwich was a long-term goal of his, but he’d struggled to find someone on the other side of the world who was willing to lend a hand, and a slice of bread.


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17 Responses to Two Slice Tuesday

  1. Micki says:

    Well, is sure helpful! NOT! Hillary on Bernie…

    “He was in Congress for years,” Clinton reportedly says in the documentary. “He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”

    When asked if that assessment still holds today, she said: “Yes, it does.”


  2. ò,óarol says:

    I thought Hillary was a smart woman. Maybe it’s her age, not being able to keep her mouth shut. I’m 2 years older than her and Jill says all the time, can’t take you anywhere, lol.


    • Den says:

      Ol Hill had no right to verbally lambaste Bernie like that.
      Let the people decide, very rude.


    • Micki says:

      Hillary and her coterie of neoliberal elites can’t stand the idea of a person like Bernie, a social democrat, anywhere near the White House.

      I’d go so far to say, she’d prefer Trump to Sanders because she and her ilk (including her husband and Obama). They hijacked the Democratic party and redirected its course to the interests of their social class and are hostile to the interests of the working class and the poor.


      • David B. Benson says:

        Hear, hear!

        I hear you.

        Also, she is a war-mongerer.


        • Micki says:

          BIG TIME warmonger!

          She and Obama did a fine job of liberating Libya, right? (Just one example)

          They put Libya on a path to become a terrorist haven … to say nothing that their warmongering probably helped renew Libya’s *friendship* with Russia.



  3. °¿º arol says:

    Earth sandwich? Good grief.


  4. Carol says:

    Tim died! Hajji hasn’t mentioned it on FB and he mentions a lot of deaths, mostly old friends and people he loved. I guess Tim didn’t make his list.

    Den, how did you find out he passed away? Man, only what, 57? I was so sorry to hear this. 😦


    • Den says:

      I saw a Tom post on FB with Tim’s pic, read the page got a hint something was wrong, sure enough there was. I knew Tim had some sort of cancer, I forgot to keep in touch with so much going on, shit happens.

      He was always the ‘rightie’ on the Cornblog, lotsa keyboard action.
      He had a good life, he just left too early.
      Internet friends come and go, not always with warning.
      Hajji and Tim were cousins I think.
      Maybe the two were at odds, liberal vs conservative views.


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Somehow took 17 minutes to the north door of the Hillside Cafe today; no reason. Didn’t stop when I noticed diners at the Alpha Xi sorority house; didn’t stop to watch the 3 young men setting up dinner at the other sorority house; didn’t stop outside the chapel to watch the 4 people there settling in, waiting for Mass in 1/2 hour, one on knees and praying.


  6. Den says:

    Ice, can’t stand it:


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