Friday, November 16, 2012

Fun Friday: Physics -- Gravity

I'm not sure if I am quite done with the scientific fun Friday's for now, but today I wanted to discuss something that might have been around for a while but you never thought and/or knew about.

You see, Physics is basically the study of forces and motion. Today, we are discussing Gravity. Gravity is the pulling effect that everyone feels on this big blue Earth. Gravity affects everyone equally regardless of their location on the Earth, because gravity is based from Earth's center.

Have you ever imagined the idea of digging a hole from one side of the Earth all the way to the other side? According to one of my best science friends (he is a teacher), the technology to do this has been around for about 60 years. There is one reason why this hasn't been done. Can you guess why?

I want you to really try to guess this without needing the Internet. It does not matter if you are wrong. I just want to know your best guesses. So go ahead and guess in the comments below. If you need a picture of the the hole you are trying to dig let me know.