Interesting Question of the Day – 4 May 2018

If you drilled a hole through the middle of the earth and jumped into it, what would happen?

We’re assuming you wouldn’t be affected by air resistance, hitting the side of the hole, or melting due to the heat at the centre of the earth.

The first new player to comment on the website with the correct answer wins a free drink at their next iQ Trivia show.

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2 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 4 May 2018
  1. Old Bill says:

    You would become a large Yo-Yo, You would initially accelerate at 9.8 m/sec^2, which would decrease as you got deeper until the acceleration was zero and the velocity maximum at the centre. Then you would decelerate (i.e. accelerate in the negative direction) until you reached the opposite surface and started to return toward the centre with 9.8 m/sec^2 finally reaching the start point, then returning. If you didn’t overheat you would probably die from thirst or starvation.

    • iqtrivia says:

      Well if we are suspending disbelief enough to allow the human yo-yo thing to happen, I’m sure we could get some food and water at either end of the impossible hole.