How long would it take to fall through the centre of the Earth? It’s a question we often asked ourselves when we were youngsters digging giant sand holes on British beaches, trying to tunnel our way through to New Zealand or China or the universe from ‘The Northern Lights‘ by Philip Pullman – our geography wasn’t strictly factual.
It’s a question we definitely don’t still ask ourselves now when we wake up every morning and stare into the gaping abyss that is another day in modern society.
Seriously though, it’s an interesting question, and on the way to finding the answer to it from the awesome video below, we also found out that ‘Antipodes Maps’ are a thing. Antipodes of any place on Earth are the points diametrically opposite it – so the place you would arrive at if you were able to dig a giant, perfectly straight tunnel through the centre of the earth.