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Old 10-15-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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I ain't going to tell you.....

BBC News - Fast Track - Which direction does water drain at the equator?
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Old 10-15-2012, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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Interesting. I take it the gal was a skeptic.

I can make water in my kitchen sink drain whichever way, depending on which side of the drain I have the water running.
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Interesting video.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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I'll bet his pee goes to the left or right too.
Silly stunt, but if it impresses the girls...

Giving it my best Streep imitation,
"I had a drain in Africa"
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Coriolis forces do not apply in small scales. Details of the container and initial conditions dominate. Drains swirl in whatever direction they are started.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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Samantha Brown did this in, I believe Ecuador.

Edit: Googled this. What she did wasn't what I remembered. Never mind.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:52 PM
 
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I'm going to guess clockwise, since the water generally empties on an angle that direction anyway. In fact, I'm willing to bet just about every toilet would do that unless someone's been making funny toilets.

Let's see how right Iam.

Results: Well...why in the world was I expecting a toilet?
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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"Well...why in the world was I expecting a toilet?"

Because British reporters are not shielded from suits by the powers that be and have become adept at reporting pap and calling it news?
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:56 PM
 
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"Well...why in the world was I expecting a toilet?"

Because British reporters are not shielded from suits by the powers that be and have become adept at reporting pap and calling it news?
It seems like most news networks are just entertainment masquerading as news.
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