Top of the World

Daddy P has gone quite insane and is destroying his balance and quite probably his neck muscles. And those of his readers!

He is planning a trip to the Antipodes. Which he calls, rather quaintly, “Down-Under.”

While I recognise he is not the first person to make this mistake, he certainly needs to learn of his place in the world.

When mankind crawled out from under the third rock from the sun, they made the understandable error of believing that the bottom of the rock where they had lived for so long was the top. As they explored their rock, they sailed up to the top of the rock and found a few landmasses which they decided were “the bottom of the world”.

What they forgot was that rocks and stuff are heavier than water (that’s why they sink to the bottom) and all the big heavy landmasses are down there in the Northern Hemisphere If they were on top of the world in the Southern hemisphere the world would tip over!

Down there in the Northern Hemisphere, you can see the North star, up here we see the Southern Cross. And it is the top of the compass, the South Pole which points to the Earth’s North Pole, the bottom of the world.

We have known this for a long time and back in the 80’s one of our music groups, “Mental as Anything” had a huge hit with that song – which of course refers to the fact that all Caucasians in Australia and South Africa (or their ancestors) came from a land “Down Under” – mainly the UK or Holland although the rest of Europe was also a homeland!

5 responses to “Top of the World

  1. .uoos noʎ ɯoɹɟ ɹɐǝɥ oʇ ǝdoɥ .noʎ ʞuɐɥʇ – ʍou pnɯ sɐ ɹɐǝ1ɔ sı ʇɐɥʇ

    No – I refuse to be drawn into asking! I don’t even want to know. And even if I knew how to, I wouldn’t write upside down – I don’t want Europeans to know what I am saying!


  2. Erm, I think you’ll find the “Down Under” guys were Men At Work.

    Love yer blog, by the way.

    Shhh – I’m testing to see who is paying attention 🙂


  3. Sehr geEhrter AerChie

    How do you do this, indeed – perhaps I’d make more sense upside down

    …… buıob ɟo buıʞuıɥʇ ɯ,ı

    Yr obedt servant etc

    G E

    I’m obviously missing something here.


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