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Do you like getting to the bottom of things? Or are you sometimes over the top in wanting to know what you’re over the top of? Where would the light at the other end of your tunnel come from? Do you ever wonder what on earth is on the other side?
No, I’m not being philosophical. I have merely made the interesting discovery that Down Under, as far as residents of the UK are concerned, is actually a large stretch of splash somewhere well southeast of New Zealand. Australia’s Up Over, on the other hand, is a splosh slap in the middle of the North Atlantic.
In fact, if you bore straight through the earth from any number of locations, you are more likely than not to find yourself in one or another ocean. Far South America does have Asia as a destination, but that is one of the exceptions.
Here is the link to the fascinating livephysics Google Earth-type site which enables you to pop through the earth from any location to the directly opposite side. Have fun with it. I did! © Colonialist August 2013 (WordPress)