If a hole is made right through Earth so it reaches the other side, what will happen when one jumps into it?

I rather liked the idea of lava spewing out of the hole, but I’m just going to take the question on merit and assume you really could drill a hole through the earth and jumped inside.

Would you pop up the other side? (Assuming, of course, the other side wasn’t under the ocean! Ooops.)

No. First, wind resistance would slow you down and you’d not get anywhere near the other side.

Second, you’d hit the side of the hole and die not long after jumping in because of the rotation of Earth.

Author: Wayne Boyd

Wayne Edward Boyd was born in Morristown, New Jersey in 1953. He is a published author, former ISKCON sannyasi, and traveler, having lived on 3 continents and visited 37 countries. He presently lives in Amarillo, Texas working as a correctional officer and has interests in photography, political science and astronomy.

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