3. Straddling the Equator
If you’re traveling in Ecuador, chances are you’ll take a trip to the Mitad del Mundo – the equatorial line around the middle of the Earth for which the country was named. There’s a museum and marker here, and tourists like to straddle the yellow line so they can be in two hemispheres at once. A variation on this theme is to balance on top of line, like a centered yogi. Which hemisphere are you in then? Well, hate to burst your bubble, but the latitude of the Mitad del Mundo is a little off of the real equator. Newer GPS calculations have determined that it actually lies 240 meters north of this painted yellow line. But close enough, so straddle away and snap a couple of tacky tourist photos anyways.