Trip Proposed to Earth Centre via Arctic Hole
Are they searching for Arctic oil reserves? Documenting evidence of climate change? Not quite. They're looking for a fog-shrouded hole in the
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But this is the first and only expedition to the North Pole opening ever attempted."Mr. Agnew is the latest in a long line of people to peddle the nutty, yet persistent, theory that humans live on the surface of a hollow planet, in which two undiscovered openings, near the North and South poles, connect the outer Earth with an interior realm. In the 17th century, English astronomer and mathematician Sir Edmond Halley, who calculated the orbit of Halley's Comet, advanced hollow-Earth theories, as did German scientist Athanasius Kircher.
More recently the myth has experienced a slight revival, thanks in part to a 2006 book, by American author David Standish, titled Hollow Earth: The long and curious history of imagining strange lands, fantastical creatures, advanced civilizations, and marvellous machines below the Earth's surface.
A year before the book was published, a
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