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neilzero
2013-Apr-25, 01:35 AM
Some of the silliest questions lead to interesting analysis. This one claimed he is stuck halfway to China in the hole he dug. Please correct my answer and add details:
Be glad you curved your hole though the top of Earth's mantle, near the boundary with Earth's crust and pumped out about 90% of the air in your hole, otherwise you would be crushed by the pressure. Where is the other end of the hole you dug? Neil

Jens
2013-Apr-25, 04:43 AM
Do you mean "chilly" South America, since it's quite far to the south? I remember Santiago being quite chilly in the winter. By contrast, chilli beans are quite hot.

Noclevername
2013-Apr-25, 06:46 AM
By contrast, chilli beans are quite hot.

Peppers.

They might be chilli peppers from Chile.

Jens
2013-Apr-25, 07:39 AM
Peppers.

They might be chilli peppers from Chile.

Yes, chilli peppers from chilly Chile. Not beans. I guess the beans are the beings you put into the Chilean chilli.

Githyanki
2013-May-03, 11:40 PM
Just a note: chillies are not a popular food east of the Andies.

NEOWatcher
2013-May-06, 01:57 PM
Just a note: chillies are not a popular food east of the Andies.
Is that the plural of Andy? Is there an Andy colony somewhere down there? ;)