Another One of My Childhood Fantasies Goes "Poof"
I can't be the only one. I distinctly remember that as a child, I was told that if I dug far enough, I'd reach China on the other end of the world. The lure of reaching the other side of the world and making some Chinese friends held the attention of my ADD-addled mind long enough for me to dig, like, 6 inches. Then I played in the sandbox or something instead. My mandate also included weird bugs.
Well, I find out from this website that if I somehow managed to dig my way from where I am sitting in my apartment in Durham, North Carolina......all the way through Earth's molton core....to the other side, I would end up in (drumroll, please). . . Nowhere, Antartica. It's no better from my family's home in Smyrna, Georgia. I'd end up in the Arctic Ocean. Man, this sucks. Another nostalgic childhood moment goes "pfffft."
In future years, I think I'll lie to my kid about this one.
[Hat Tip: Barzelay]