I bet you all have heard the infamous rhyme:
Lizzie Borden took an axe,
And gave her mother forty whacks:
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
Since her parents were very well to do, she lived out her life in luxury. I guess in this case, crime did pay.
Now back to the moon. The nearest side (the one we see from Earth) is 16 miles thick.
The far side (The one we never see from Earth) is over twice as thick at 37 miles thick.
Now, how many of you got the answer right? How many of you can't get the Lizzie Borden rhyme out of your mind? There is no need to thank me for this (grin), it was my pleasure. Now have a great day and be very, very careful with axes, you hear?