June 12, 2005

Prelude to Journey to the Center of the Earth. Next month, Japanese scientists plan to start drilling 4.3 miles (7 km) under the ocean floor to reach the Earth's mantle. The effort, as part of an international drilling research program, hopes to not only recover core samples but also to find exotic bacteria. The project promises to overshadow Mohole, a similar effort that consumed $36 million in the early 1960s and fell far short of expectations.
  • The fools! Don't they know that will cause the "outer core" to stop spinning and mean the end of the world (unless Hillary Swank can save it)?!
  • The company I work for has provided a lot of the positioning equipment for this
  • No worries, davidmsc. Those kinds of things are solved easily enough with the judicious application of nuclear weapons.
  • Oh great. The demons will get out and play beach volleyball with our severed heads.
  • So what's wrong with beach volleyball?
  • I, for one, welcome the coming of our Mole Men overlords.
  • First economical cars, now tunnels to China. What next, instant Sushi?
  • Well. I don't know about you all, but if I don't find a new source of exotic bacteria soon, I shall shortly go stark raving mad.
  • I was hoping for erotic bacteria...