History Main / DiggingToChina

26th Apr '18 5:00:00 AM Someoneman
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bRzpDbePME Potemkin's ]] [[FinishingMove Instant Kill]] in ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear Xrd'' ends with a punch strong enough to blast his opponent right through the Earth's crust. The attack ends with the opponent emerging in a desert with some palm trees.
8th Feb '18 6:18:38 PM nombretomado
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* At closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 OlympicGames, part of the presentation "handing off" the Olympics to the next host city, Tokyo, was a video of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, turning into [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real Abe emerged from a fake tunnel end in the Rio stadium! (Rio and Tokyo aren't really directly opposite each other, but Japan's antipodes are just off Brazil's Atlantic coast, so... close enough.)

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* At closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 OlympicGames, UsefulNotes/OlympicGames, part of the presentation "handing off" the Olympics to the next host city, Tokyo, was a video of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, turning into [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real Abe emerged from a fake tunnel end in the Rio stadium! (Rio and Tokyo aren't really directly opposite each other, but Japan's antipodes are just off Brazil's Atlantic coast, so... close enough.)
5th Feb '18 9:19:52 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'': When the Devil got chucked out of Heaven into the center of the Earth, his evil so disturbed nature itself that all the rocks and minerals from Jerusalem to the other side of the world emptied out into the Southern Hemisphere. Conveniently, this created a tunnel from Jerusalem to its antipode, Purgatory, a 24-hour journey that takes up most of ''Inferno''.
2nd Jan '18 8:25:03 AM AreYouTyler
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* In order to actually dig to China, one would have to start in Argentina or Chile.
6th Dec '17 8:16:27 AM alnair20aug93
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UK writers are more likely to end up in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and vice versa. Other destinations are possible, as long as the target is far enough way. The tunnel is usually dead straight and under the RuleOfCool goes anywhere the plot desires. Wherever they end up, it will usually be ''conspicuously'' foreign with as many stereotyped visual cues on display as possible.

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UK writers are more likely to end up in UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} and vice versa.versa, and Japanese writers more likely in UsefulNotes/{{Brazil}}. Other destinations are possible, as long as the target is far enough way. The tunnel is usually dead straight and under the RuleOfCool goes anywhere the plot desires. Wherever they end up, it will usually be ''conspicuously'' foreign with as many stereotyped visual cues on display as possible.
21st Aug '17 12:53:58 PM simonscot
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* At closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 OlympicGames, part of the presentation "handing off" the Olympics to the next host city, Tokyo, was a video of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, turning into Mario and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real Abe emerged from a fake tunnel end in the Rio stadium! (Rio and Tokyo aren't really directly opposite each other, but Japan's antipodes are just off Brazil's Atlantic coast, so... close enough.)

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* At closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 OlympicGames, part of the presentation "handing off" the Olympics to the next host city, Tokyo, was a video of the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, turning into Mario [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real Abe emerged from a fake tunnel end in the Rio stadium! (Rio and Tokyo aren't really directly opposite each other, but Japan's antipodes are just off Brazil's Atlantic coast, so... close enough.)
10th Aug '17 10:49:03 AM Adeon
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* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' comic he builds a perpetual tunneling machine (it's powered by dirt). Unfortunately [[PointyHairedBoss the boss]] accidentally turns it on and it tunnels right through the Earth ending up [[AssShove embedded]] into an Australian picnicker.
2nd May '17 4:54:12 PM flameclaw0x7
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Expect it to be rock all the way through rather than magma, and for [[FastTunnelling the feat to be accomplished in a comically short time]], perhaps accompanied by a pneumatic drill sound effect.

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Expect it to be rock all the way through rather than magma, and for [[FastTunnelling the feat to be accomplished in a comically short time]], perhaps accompanied by a pneumatic drill sound effect.
effect. If the dig is fast enough, expect the camera to be upside down when the character resurfaces, righting itself when the character finishes falling upwards.
2nd May '17 4:45:37 PM flameclaw0x7
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Expect it to be rock all the way through rather than magma, and for the feat to be accomplished in a comically short time, perhaps accompanied by a pneumatic drill sound effect.

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Expect it to be rock all the way through rather than magma, and for [[FastTunnelling the feat to be accomplished in a comically short time, time]], perhaps accompanied by a pneumatic drill sound effect.
6th Apr '17 7:14:27 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* At closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 OlympicGames, part of the presentation "handing off" the Olympics to the next host city, Tokyo, was a video of the Japanese Prime Minister turning into Mario and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real Prime Minister emerged from a fake tunnel end in the Rio stadium! (Rio and Tokyo aren't really directly opposite each other, but Japan's antipodes are just off Brazil's Atlantic coast, so... close enough.)

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* At closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 OlympicGames, part of the presentation "handing off" the Olympics to the next host city, Tokyo, was a video of the Japanese Prime Minister Minister, Shinzo Abe, turning into Mario and traveling from Japan to Brazil by jumping into a tunnel through the Earth. After the video, the real Prime Minister Abe emerged from a fake tunnel end in the Rio stadium! (Rio and Tokyo aren't really directly opposite each other, but Japan's antipodes are just off Brazil's Atlantic coast, so... close enough.)
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