You're rich, and totally insane. So you drill a hole straight through the center of the earth, from wherever you are to wherever the exact opposite side is, and build a one-foot-diameter heatproof pipe through it. In fact, you make it keep going, straight outside the atmosphere, and then you pump all the air out of it so you've got a heatproof vacuum tube in effect.
Now, you also built little extendable gloves into your side and the other side of the pipe, at the same distance relative to sea level. You stand on one side and drop a two-inch ball of sticky rice through the tube, while your assistant stands on the other side ready to catch it.
What happens to the ball of sticky rice?
It never makes it to your assistant.
It races through the tube, slowing for your assistant to comfortably catch it.
It rockets through the tube and launches itself out the other side.
Is this a trick question?
I'm not sure
Oh, and post your reasons as to why.
And don't look before submitting answers. That's cheating. :)