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 Oct 15, 2012, 10:29 AM #1 HossHuge     Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Taiwan Posts: 1,809 (1.01/day) Thanks: 513 Thanked 448 Times in 301 Posts System Specs Which direction does water drain at the equator? I thought this was kinda cool. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programme...ck/9758180.stm __________________ But they are useless. They can only give you answers. ~Pablo Picasso, about computers
 Oct 15, 2012, 10:36 AM #2 Fourstaff TPU Janitor     Join Date: Nov 2009 Location: Science Museum, Londinium Posts: 5,950 (4.70/day) Thanks: 261 Thanked 1,457 Times in 1,208 Posts System Specs Coriolis effect don't really come up until you are a significant distance away from the equator (can't remember exact), when you are near the equator you really need to control the elements properly to see it. My home (not where I live) is 5 degrees north, and I can never get the water to spin the right way (as in statistically significant).
 Oct 15, 2012, 10:52 AM #3 Jetster     Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Oregon Posts: 2,850 (2.34/day) Thanks: 923 Thanked 850 Times in 623 Posts System Specs Thats a urban myth
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 Oct 15, 2012, 11:12 AM #4 FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"     Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: IA, USA Posts: 10,564 (6.29/day) Thanks: 1,751 Thanked 2,594 Times in 1,959 Posts System Specs If it isn't an illusion trick (e.g. he gives it a little twist as he places it in), it's likely due to the rotation of the Earth. At the equater, they are moving at over 1000 MPH. Moving just "20 meters" away causes a reduction in that velocity so there's a velocity differential (very, very minute but present). ...I did some research. What I explained above is the reason why hurricanes spin counter-clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. I re-watched the video and what he claimed it was the opposite. The only logical explaination is wind (doesn't take much to make it move) and the way he positions his body controls which way it rotates. It could also be something as simple as a hill or the design of the funnel he used. There's simply too many variables to draw scientific conclusions. Also keep in mind that there's a solar equater and a magnetic equater. I assume he was on solar so it's possible the sun's gravity may have something to do with it. __________________ Golden Rule of Programming: Never assume. try { SteamDownload(); } catch (Steamception ex) { RageQuit(); }
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 Oct 15, 2012, 11:52 AM #5 remixedcat     Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 1,178 (1.07/day) Thanks: 752 Thanked 248 Times in 190 Posts System Specs it drains in the direction that apple maps says to go __________________ System:Intel i5 3570K @ 3.4Ghz//ASRock Z77 Pro3//Coolemaster Hyper 212 Evo//16GB Corsair XMS3//EVGA Nvidia GTX 650Ti SSC 1GB//128GB Samsung 840 SSD/1.5TB Seagate HDD//Antec Three Hundred Two//620w Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620M//Windows Server 2012 x64 Standard Misc:Samsung SyncMaster P2350 23in@1920x1080+LG Flatron 19in 1440x900//IoSafe Fireproof ext 500GB HDD//Amped Wireless R20000G high power router//APC BackUPS XS1000 UPS Websites: AGNXNetworks//RemixedCat's Place Of Meow Blog
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 Originally Posted by Jetster Thats a urban myth
Yes.

http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp
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 Originally Posted by Jetster Thats a urban myth
FYI those living in rural areas, this is still a fact.
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 Oct 16, 2012, 02:42 PM #8 scaminatrix     Join Date: Mar 2010 Location: By the Channel Tunnel, Kent, England Posts: 2,432 (2.07/day) Thanks: 1,834 Thanked 802 Times in 672 Posts System Specs Geez, I debunked this when I was like 8 years old with a sink full of water. Being in whichever hemisphere has no persistent bearing on which way the water drains; go fill your sink and swish the water clockwise as it's draining. Then repeat anti-clockwise. Both work, and it won't stop spinning half-way through to spin the "right way". Oh yea, at my Nan's house (she lives like 2 miles from me, nowhere near any equator or other hemisphere's) her water will start to spin the opposite way to mine when you empty her sink. I thought everyone knew that water doesn't persistently drain a different way when in a different hemisphere If these guys know this - then what the bloody hell are they doing wasting time draining water at the equator? Defeats me. __________________ MKMods Tribute Rig - the Power of the Community HeatWare Did I make the 2,000,000th post? If an 8 Core can hit 6Ghz with an H100 i'll post pictures of my hot fiance - Pestilence Every day I come to this site, I am reminded why I come to this site every day!!! - Iggster Last edited by scaminatrix; Oct 16, 2012 at 02:54 PM.
 Oct 16, 2012, 02:52 PM #9 the54thvoid     Join Date: Dec 2009 Location: Scotland Posts: 2,053 (1.64/day) Thanks: 329 Thanked 853 Times in 504 Posts System Specs What's technically quite worrying is the reporter. Her closing statement says: "Well I know that physicists say it's a load of old rubbish and can't possibly be true... but what can I say? I'm impressed". That alone is reason enough to stop journalists opening their mouths most of the time. Gone are the days of news and real journalism. It's monkey minded spunk lollies giving their own opinion on anything they care to these days. I'm stopping my rant now before i get carried away. __________________ My Heatware: http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=75854
 Oct 16, 2012, 03:57 PM #10 ThE_MaD_ShOt     Join Date: Nov 2011 Location: Hi! I'm from the Internet Posts: 3,739 (6.98/day) Thanks: 2,529 Thanked 2,442 Times in 1,468 Posts System Specs Meh, Kenya guy gots some tricks. __________________ Crunchers : Phenom II x6 1090t / 2x Phenom II x6 1055t / Phenom II x4 970BE / “I always succed in my mission tho. Beer just delays it!” “TPU is very mild, and I love to tell people I love them when they are being retarded, it makes me feel special in my special places. What was the point of this thread again? Oh well, I love all of you.”
 Oct 16, 2012, 05:03 PM #11 Solaris17 Creator Solaris Utility DVD     Join Date: Aug 2005 Location: Reinacting scenes from platoon with Charlie Sheen Posts: 13,708 (4.84/day) Thanks: 4,365 Thanked 3,295 Times in 2,311 Posts System Specs yay thread about debunking the Coriolis effect and ragging on some cute chick. All the while attempting to assert our intellectual dominance over others by telling us when you debunked it!! who cares? She didnt take it seriously and apparently im the only one that thought it was cool that she went to the equator. Dont worry though im still super impressed by all of you that figured out you can willingly change the spin of water being the dominant species on the planet and all. __________________ I Made the Millionth post! | "Please come to WI now so I can beat you over the head with a bratwurst."-Kreij PS3 mod 8500/8600GT Mod Guide Rebuild a Copperhead Heat Ware NF4 Ultra SLI Mod Solaris Utility DVD 4.0 Broken CPU pin guide Vista Mark
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It's simple logic and common sense.

 Oct 16, 2012, 08:19 PM #13 Arctucas     Join Date: Jul 2006 Location: Cowtown, USSofA Posts: 1,627 (0.65/day) Thanks: 57 Thanked 275 Times in 216 Posts System Specs Which direction does water drain at the equator? The same direction it drains elsewhere on the surface of the Earth... down, toward the center of the planet. __________________ Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot. over.
 Oct 16, 2012, 08:29 PM #14 trickson OH, I have such a headache     Join Date: Dec 2004 Location: Planet Earth. Posts: 6,080 (1.97/day) Thanks: 1,805 Thanked 872 Times in 734 Posts System Specs As long as the shit goes down the pipe who cares? I have been places where it drains to the right and left, The problem is when the turd refuses to go down! __________________ Asus P5Q pro turbo MB , Q9650 @ 4.0GHz water cooled , 8gb Hyper-X RAM @1066MHz , VisionTek HD5870 , Corsair TX850w PSU , Barracuda HDD SATA RAID0 1Tb , Windows 7 pro 64 bit . HeatWare
 Oct 16, 2012, 09:38 PM #15 Jetster     Join Date: Jan 2010 Location: Oregon Posts: 2,850 (2.34/day) Thanks: 923 Thanked 850 Times in 623 Posts System Specs In space, no one can make the turd go down

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