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.

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One thought on “Digging without leaving home

  1. Doug, I’m constantly wowed by the resources you find and share through this blog and Twitter. This is another great example. It seems to me you have never stopped digging and we all benefit from the treasure you find and share.

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