Digging a hole to China via Google Maps

Posted on September 13, 2005 at 07:50 AM

Have you ever wanted to dig a hole to China but were intimidated by jeers from your Mother and the almost 8,000 miles of earth, rock, hot magma you'd have to endure on your journey? Do no fret, because your dreams are one step closer to reality with this handy Google Maps hack that shows you where you'd end up if you dug straight through center of the Earth.

Turns out, if I dug a hole in my backyard I would end up in the middle of the Indian Ocean, west of Australia. So even if I survived the 8000 mile dig through the center of the Earth I would have definitely drowned once I got to the other side. As far as I can tell, if you were to dig a hole to China the only possible place you could even attempt this from would be either Chile or Argentina.

Side note: You've got to love the site's disclaimer (poor use of English aside):

Atention! This site is not responsible for bank, house or any establishment assaults occured by holes maded by our users.

Happy digging!

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