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'[OT] The bathtub challenge'
1999\07\22@152332 by steveb

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> > Wagner Lipnharski wrote:
> > > ... how do you justify the water spinning clockwise (south of equator)
> > > when you flush the toilete, if your map is upside down?

> Greg Brault wrote:
> > Actually, that's a common misconception... the water does not flush
> > opposite ways north/south of equator.

Graham Daniel wrote:
> "corollis force", earth's surface travels on average faster at equator
> than at more polar positions, giving in to gravity means more loss of
> speed on equatorial side of plug hole. Now u can work out which way the
> earth spinz !

Hmmm .... Wagner in the northern hemisphere and Graham in the
southern. Perhaps both of you could go and run 100 baths and report
the results for all to see.

Steve.

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1999\07\22@153148 by Bob Blick

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> > > Wagner Lipnharski wrote:
> > > > ... how do you justify the water spinning clockwise (south of equator)
> > > > when you flush the toilete, if your map is upside down?
>
> > Greg Brault wrote:
> > > Actually, that's a common misconception... the water does not flush
> > > opposite ways north/south of equator.

Or in Mendocino in the dry season, you don't have enough water to justify
such experiments, hence the saying "If it's brown flush it down, if it's
yellow let it mellow" :-)

-Bob

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