I have recently found myself falling into holes. Not actual holes (although it does happen on occasion), rather holes in the internet. You have all fallen into one of these holes before; it might have been on Wikipedia, or possibly Youtube, and it might even have happened during a Google search. You start out reading an article about Don Quijote de la Mancha (Don Quixote) and next thing you know its three hours later and you are watching a video about the adventures of the cartoon aardvark Arthur. Now you are beginning to understand what I am talking about. Of course while you where doing this you also discovered the new pointless evil of people in the world, the lovely Youtube chain curses. These go along the lines of some young girl gets killed for no apparent reason and now you must post this message you just read in three other places or she will haunt you for five years, makes sense to me. Now let’s talk about other kinds of holes, holes through things, to other places. For instance through the center of the Earth to China, now let all ignore the thousands of very good reasons why you cannot dig a hole through the center of the Earth (which I will not list, you are a geek you should know, if you seriously don’t just Google it). However, even if you where to dig a hole directly through the surface of the earth through anywhere in the USA or even North America you will end up nowhere near China. In fact to get to China you would have to dig a hole from somewhere in Southern South America, preferably somewhere near central Argentina. I also took the liberty of digging a hole in my back yard, which you can clearly see in the picture below.
However I ran into a bit of the problem when I got out to the other side, I had just dug a hole into the bottom of the Indian Ocean (somewhere off the south western coast of Australia), this had the adverse side effect of draining half of the Indian Ocean into New Jersey. Then of course there is the small problem of what to do with the 525,835,387 cubic feet of dirt I just dug up.