First there was the story about the world's oldest particle, and now this: Hole Drilled to Bottom of Earth's Crust, Breakthrough to Mantle Looms
You know, I saw a film like this once. It didn't end well. I mean, WTF? Is it just me, or should this just frigging TOP the list of Seriously Bad Ideas??
The following articles, linked to in the original story, do not inspire confidence:Earth as a Giant Pinball MachineAncient Impact Turned Part of Earth Inside-OutMission Proposed to Earth's Core
You'll have to excuse me, I think I've just had a complete break from reality...