Digging without leaving home

I remember, a long time ago, digging a hole in our back yard.  My dad came out to see what was going on and asked if I was digging a hole to China.

It was a funny question but I also recall going into school and looking at a globe and realized that that would be pretty much impossible from where we lived.  I put my finger on the globe and then looked to see what was on the other side.  It was actually in the middle of an ocean.

I don’t know if it happened at the same time or not (it doesn’t really matter) but I remember studying about the “Earth’s Crust”.  That always seemed a bizarre term.  My only context for “crust” was on bread.  I made no connection!

Anyway, all this leads up to an engaging web resource from the BBC called “Journey to the Centre of the Earth“.

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Like most things that are well out of my comfort zone, this was so engaging.

It’s a long way down there.  I started with scrolling my mouse and quickly gave up – I’m not going to wear out my mouse for this.  I moved to tapping the space bar that took me on the trip a screen at a time.

Each screen is full of great learning and enough trivia to make sure that you win the next contest.

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But definitely keep digging.

I’m here to tell you that you will indeed reach the centre of the earth.  And, if you had been paying attention all along, you’ll be a lot smarter than when you started.

OTR Links 03/06/2018

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