Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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French explorers to the region marked the spot of this monument as the center of the world, or directly on the equator. Sadly they were off by about 800 meters, as the equator is actually a bit to the south. However, the ancient Incans actually figured it out exactly, and high in the mountains can be found ruins precisely on the equator. Indeed, Quitos (which is very close to the equator) actually translates roughly to be "Center of the world" in the ancient dialect.

Or so I'm told.

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