Actually, we can probably file that under 'urban legends'. I live Down
Under and the water goes down the drain clockwise in my bathroom sink
more often than not. Some Physicists, I remember reading, down here have
done experiments (pitching for the ignoble awards, maybe?) and found
that misc. erroneous & random factors have a much stronger influence on
water in a sink than the coriolis effect.
I recently reinstalled Windows. It seems I installed the flashblock
application but never installed flash itself. There's no point until I
really want to watch a video on YouTube, they keep on requiring the
latest version anyway.
Well, there is one where their answer is simply wrong -- which way water
goes down a drain -- plus a couple where there is more than one correct
answer -- which way fans rotate, and which way a merry-go-round turns --
because it depends on the particular device. You can find fans that turn
in either direction; heck, I have some that have a reversing switch on
them. (Not to mention the 'minor' issue of which way is 'facing' an
exhaust fan. :) And I know of one amusement park (now defunct) that had
counter-rotating merry-go-rounds, _side-by-side_.
I got the book-of-matches question wrong. I can't think of when the last time
I saw, let alone _used_, a match-book -- have always had box matches around
D'oh! says me. That connection hadn't occurred to me either. Of course,
practically _nobody_ in my family smoked. One grandfather and an uncle were
pipe men, that's _it_. I spent most of my working life in computer rooms,
no exposure to smokers =there= either.
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