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    Journey to the centre of Earth...

    Just wondering, assume you can get the correct gear, direction finders, and breathing apparatus, etc. Would it be possible to burrow from the north pole and come up (down) at the south pole?

    Without searching the web for clues, what do you think?
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    I think that gravity and heat may present some problems
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    Considering that I have the correct gear to deal with the heat and the pressure, gravity would only be a problem from a pressure point of view. I think I would be more worried about the environmental pressure, the tunnel I have created would have a pressure potential of, perhaps, 100 000's Tons per square cm, surely this would cause the tunnel to act as a gun barrel, and once the pressure is released it would force me out of the tunnel like a bullet and launch me into space? But, assuming, by some miracle invention, I could overcome this, would it be possible to tunnel through without total destruction of the earth? I would probably be swimming through molten lava for a third of my journey...
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    To be honest, the most pressing question on my mind would be the best route to follow to determine what colour panties that my beautiful assistant is wearing!
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    Show her what colour you are wearing and then ask her what colour she is wearing. You one lucky man, while you in the presence of beauty, I am in the presence of my 145kg Sweating Hulk Made.
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    You will probably die of old age first.
    At a diameter of about 12000 km it's a long way.
    If you can drill a km in 3hrs, and average walking speed is 6min per km, you looking at 1km per 10 hrs, effectively a day, about 32 years.
    Best you start now, not getting any younger
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