Defining the World

The Earth

If I dug through the Earth, would I end up in China?

If you are in North America and you were able to dig through the Earth (which is impossible due to such things as pressure, the molten outer core, and solid inner core), you would end up in the Indian Ocean, far from land masses. If you were really lucky, you might end up on a tiny island, but you’re surely not going to end up in China. The points at opposite sides of the Earth are called antipodes. Most antipodes of Europe fall into the Pacific Ocean.


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