|Long way to go kid.|
If I Fell Through the Center of Earth, What Would Happen in the Center - Actually beyond addressing the fact that you'd be weightless, they never really answer the question that I've been pondering for as long as I could ponder: If you're digging a hole to China, would you come up feet first?
I know, this is a strange blog, and a strange thing to be curious about. Like, obviously this isn't possible, you'd clearly have to pass through Hell, and from what I understand of him, I doubt the Devil would just let you pass through the other side. So yes, it's an impractical question. But still, let's put that aside and just ponder because I really want to get to the bottom of this once and for all, or top? I'm not sure.
I've honestly thought about this more times than I care to admit, and I've never been able to wrap my brain around it. On the one hand you'd obviously think if you start digging your way to China, you're going to end up exiting feet first. Seems logical, but here is the issue. If you're upside down coming out of the earth feet first, what is stopping you from falling head first out the gigantic hole you just created? At some point after you pass through the center of the earth gravity has to pull you back the other way. So what does that mean? Is it truly impossible (again Hell, Fire, Brimstone and the Devil aside)? Is the dream of every 5-10 year old digging in the sandbox just a sham along with the Easter Bunny, Santa, and Elvis? And finally, do Chinese people waste time contemplating ways to dig to New York, or is this exclusively a "white person" time waster? I'm guessing its just a white person thing, they're probably too busy figuring out ways to get ahead in the world, playing clarinets and buying digital cameras.
By the way, has everyone been spreading the word about The Alt-Tab's hole digging contest?