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Sep 27, 2006
Abrupt End of the Journey Thru the Center of the Earth

That is a long and powerfull comic title right there. Yeah, they hit rock and dirt and it was over. They didn’t even get close to the Earth’s core, or even so we’ll never quite know what would have happened.

Every once in a while the question of the black dirt and rock comes up. Antarctica has soil that is anywhere from gray to brown to black. Antarctica has a history of volcanoes (which can make rock and soil black), including the Antarctica peninsula which is probably the most photographed. This contrast of white and black most likely makes for more striking photos so I assume the large percentage of the photos we see do have black dirt and rocks. Also makes it more striking for the comic. I’m not sure what the actual ratio of soil color is, nor does anyone probably know with most of the continent covered in snow and ice.

Also thanks to some of our brainy readers for chiming in with their thoughts on journeying to the center of the earth. Lee said “the gravity would reduce as you approached the centre because thereÒ€ℒd be an increasing amount of mass pulling on you from above, and a decreasing amount below.” So does that mean if you want to lose some weight then you should dig a deep hole and stand in it? :) Professor-Oak mentioned that “an alternate plan would be to dig down to 50,000 feet or so, and then dig level in a straight line. As long as the line was straight and level, some 12,435 miles later they would be 50,000 feet under the north pole.” That’s an interesting thought, because the level would actually take you in a curve around the core path. Man, you could have some fun with a level down near the center of the earth, it would be really touchy. πŸ˜‰ Maybe future travel will have some underground rails taking these shortcuts through parts of the earth.

  • PG-13

    LOL :)

  • Phizlo

    Yeah, first comment! Anyway I still think they should still dig. But this time, they have to use a driller. Or maybe they should quit since it’s very tiring like Wally says.

  • Phizlo

    SHOOT!!!!!!! I’m NOT FIRST COMMENT!!!!!!! Anyway they should just dig up a hole a live in it.

  • Phizlo

    Oops, I meant “and” up there. Anyway I ‘ll stop here and stop taking up space.

  • Phizlo

    AHH! WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY TYPING SKILLS!!?? (Sorry)

  • http://www.yahoo.com Joepro

    But now at least they have a big hole to live in (Which was their original objective).

  • http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/index.html Hannah the Penguin Freak!!!!!!!

    hey people
    im happy πŸ˜€
    ya wanna know why?
    cuz everyone’s being themselves!!!!! πŸ˜€
    heres my penguin fact:

    raising a King penguin chick takes 10-13 months. πŸ˜›

    hey, how are wally and osborne going to get out of the hole?
    well byebye.

  • http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/index.html Hannah the Penguin Freak!!!!!!!

    oh and PS-are we going back to random-ness now?

  • Roi

    You’d also have to be digging upwards once you and if you passed the core safely.

    And does that “Ok, we’re done.” mean done for this story line? Although they still haven’t found a real home yet. Maybe they should find the place that Wally first pointed out as their home.

  • http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/Birds.html#Skua Zack

    i hope so, random stuff is funny.

  • OSBORNE&WALLY

    SERIOUSLY THIS STORY LINE IS GETTING OLD, ITS BEEN GOING ONSINCE JULY3

  • http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/Birds.html#Skua Zack

    All skuas around DdU are tagged during some hilarious catching parties. They are very intelligent predators, feeding mostly on marine life and penguin eggs and chicks, although they don’t hesitate to rummage in the trash or even enter the cuisine to steal. One of them once got drunk drinking a cocktail bowl the chef had left out to cool down ! It couldn’t take off anymore and kept hitting buildings.

    Thought i forget ehh?

  • BriaN

    I was thinking about how Tyler said that no one would ever notice that he missed a couple days… well unless they look at the comments and see they are all a couple days off… black outs? there we go just blame black outs… if Tyler starts blaming lack of updates on black outs then go ahead and blame me…

  • S.Dolphin the Dolphin Lover (and Penguin)!!!

    Ha so funny. Don’t have time to write long. Great comic. Keep it up!

  • Bluey

    Lol, Interesting thought. I will lay up at night wondering how they will get out of the hole. Maybe making an alternate path going up at a 45 degree angle ❓

  • http://garfield.com Hannah the Penguin Freak!!!!!!!

    hi guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you are cool

  • http://garfield.com gatter

    It’s a fine comic

    and cool

    keep up the work

    AWSOME!!!

  • bigd-wadefan

    hey guys how did hitting the balls go

  • Jai Inder Singh

    Hannah I am glad you are happy. I am happy too, because I am in love (dreamy, drooly smirk…)

    Moving on, it’s about TIME! they stopped digging, and home shopping, and yes thank you Tyler, I was the only one asking about the dirt, unless I just asked first and no one else bothered to…which is still only me. Thank you once again. Still…funny, funny. “Klunk” “Ok, we’re done” I love sound effects in comics :)

    If anyone needs me, I’ll be riiiiiiggggghhhhhtttt over…here.

  • BriGuy

    I love Osborne’s “Were-not-quitting attitude” Klunk! ” We’re done”!
    Another awesome comic.

    Great job on the catching up Tyler. Keep up the good word. :)

  • BriGuy

    Oh Yeah.. That is a long title. Funny none the less.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Joepro

    No characters in this one either! Tyler, you should draw a comic of the inside of the hole with them in it. Please. And also, Hannah, I’m not sure if you read it yesterday but I left a long comment about my appology. And I asked if you and Tyler and everbody could forgive me for all the cofusion I caused. Will you forgive me? Please?

  • http://www.flashplayer.com Joepro

    BTW, shouldn’t Wally be saying “So I quit” in the first panle, instead of “I so quit”?

  • BriGuy

    I think when Wally says,” I so quit” I think he meant it like totally quit.

  • http://www.flashplayer.com Joepro

    Thx BriGuy, Wally dosn’t usually talk like that though. Hmm…

  • klutz586

    yeah! we’re back to randomness!

  • S.Dolphin the Dolphin Lover (and Penguin)!!!

    can’t wait until we get back to randomness…

  • http://www.flashplayer.com Joepro

    O.K. Is there gonna be another comic or what? And where is Hannah? I want an answer to my apology and another penguin fact.

  • Peinguin Master

    Ya I know hurry up and make a new comic. Oh and Joepro I think Hannah saw your loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong apolige but i don’t know if hannah and the rest of them will forgive you.

  • Anonymous

    i can see it now Wally&Osborne’s tunnels under Antarctica

  • http://www.funbrain.com axis

    i forgot to say i went to antarctica!!! i saw penguins,seals,lepord seals. it was awsome.but really cold……

  • http://www.funbrain.com axis

    p.s great comic tyler

  • S.Dolphin the Dolphin Lover (and Penguin)!!!

    cant wait until another comic

  • SUP2232

    HEY Wally and osbourne are in WIKIpedia!! I think that’s cool!!!

  • Jai Inder Singh

    Jeez, can everyone just leave this name stealing thing behind now? It’s being taken way too… over-dramatically. It wasn’t a good thing to do, it just keeps on coming up. Please let it go away by everyone forgetting and no one responding to this comment. Thank you, Sat Siri Akal.

  • bigd-wadefan

    bueno comic

  • Cat

    Personally I’m very impressed with their aim when shoveling. Whenever I’ve tried to do snow tunnels, I either end up blocking the exit off behind me, or creating a pile at the opening that keeps sliding back in. It’s tough work, is digging a tunnel. Kudos to the bear and the bird!

  • frank

    where i live, there never is enough snow, bot i did make a tunnel into a pile of mulch(dont ask)

  • http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/index.html Hannah the Penguin Freak!!!!!!!

    hey people sorry but I dont get on here during the weekends. :(
    people are still pretending to be me, i don’t know what their problem is. :(
    but oh well heres my penguin fact:

    prehistoric penguins were about 6 feet long. πŸ˜€

    if u weirdos would quit pretending to be me that would be awesome,
    and I will post two penguin facts every day if u guys stop. πŸ˜›

    hey Tyler wheres the new comic!?!?!?!?!? πŸ˜•
    byebye.

  • bobo

    Hay Tyler are you dead? πŸ˜•

  • Anonymous

    A word of advice:

    If you guys enjoy this comic, please have enough respect for Tyler not to ruin his site with these stupid comment games. He puts enough work into this for YOUR enjoyment that you should at least show him that respect. If this keeps on like this, he may consider banning comments — and I’m sure none of us wants that.

  • http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/Birds.html#Skua Zack

    ive noticed that tyler you deleted a few comments. considering most of them were imposters, and yes I WAS sitting next to imposter phizlo, or tony ( ton, timmy) he wanted phil banned for some reason.

  • http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/index.html Hannah the Penguin Freak!!!!!!!

    hi people
    heres my penguin fact:

    all penguins have a brood patch, a featherless area on their belly that helps to keep the chick warm. πŸ˜€

    yeah Tyler, what happened? Wheres the new comic? πŸ˜•

    byebye.

  • http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/penguins/index.html Hannah the Penguin Freak!!!!!!!

    oh yeah i said i would post TWO facts a day so heres another one:

    penguins that got covered in oil get baths with Dawn dish soap.

    byebye again!

  • http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/Birds.html#Skua Zack

    lol, but the oil part isnt funny T_T :frown: i need to work on my faces

  • joe

    lol

  • ostrich girl

    ya, this is when things get a wee more difficult…