Digging to China

I just have to know… is there anyone else out there who thought that “digging to China” meant you would be finding plates, saucers, and teacups?  I was very surprised when I learned, in my later childhood, that it meant you were attempting to dig to the country!


7 Responses

  1. I didn’t every think that, but the thought of the earth’s hot molten core always made the thought of actually digging to China sound more than a little goofy to me 🙂

  2. I clung to the belief that I actually COULD dig through the earth’s molten core and arrive in China for about as long as I clung to my belief in the tooth fairy. Which was too long.

  3. While I was waiting and waiting for my daughter, a good friend’s daughter started digging a hole in the yard hoping that I could go to China this way and speed things up (and save on airfare). Love that story!

  4. i actually believed i could dig all the way to the country… maybe that’s when my love and desire to actually go began.. :O)

  5. Always thought it meant the country, even though digging a hole straight down from my hometown would have landed me somewhere between South America and Australia. http://www.peakbagger.com/pbgeog/worldrev.aspx

    • I guess it’s assumed the hole must go straight through the middle of the earth’s core. I can’t even walk a straight line, much less dig one. I’d probably end up in my neighboring city, by way of Mexico.

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