Tunnel to the other side of the earth (from Sri Lanka)
The kid and I play this game where I push him down to China. Wait, that doesn’t sound right, in more ways to one. If you dig a hole straight down from Sri Lanka you wouldn’t end up in China. You end up with Chinese loans and Chinese laborers, but you wouldn’t end up in China. But where would you be? I have a globe but I lose track of where I am by the time I turn it. Luckily, there’s a website for that.
The tunnel to the other side of the earth helps you see what’s on the other side without the digging, dying, and disruption of the earth’s magnetic poles that actual tunneling would entail. I have heard that the inside of the earth is as hot as the surface of the sun (on Discovery) but I don’t get how that’s so. Is there fusion going on there? Where does the heat come from? Is it like a cosmically cooling roti?
Apparently not, appara only 5-10 percent is cooling from the original hot ball and like 90% is due to radiation from the mantle (physorg). Madness. Exceedingly strange place we live in.
Anyways, if you go straight down from Sri Lanka, you end up in the Pacific Ocean. Not ideal. I guess your dead body could float to the Galapagos.