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    I'm posting this here because it is too daft to post anywhere else:
    Does the water realy swirl the other way down the plug hole south of the equator?
    If it does, what happens when you are exactly on the equator?
    And why do tins of evaporated milk have anything in them?

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    1) Water does swirl down the other way.

    2) Water just drops down the drain with no swirl at all on the equator.

    3) The label says 'Evaporated Milk', it doesnt say that all the toxins, sugars, colourings, flavourings, fat content and other nasties went with it!


    Please note that 2 + 3 are not necessarily true!!
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    [quote:b81e797f15="GlenW"]I'm posting this here because it is too daft to post anywhere else:
    Does the water realy swirl the other way down the plug hole south of the equator?
    If it does, what happens when you are exactly on the equator?
    And why do tins of evaporated milk have anything in them?[/quote:b81e797f15]

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    Taffy no 2 is true, I saw a program about it once.

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    We kept forgetting to test the Coriolis effect in NZ, but then I've not checked it up north, either. Pull out the funnel and check - science at work!
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    SWEET. that is so freakin awesome. :icon_mrgreen: :icon_mrgreen: I'm just going to turn on the faucet and watch in fascination.

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    Just try to eliminate all other potential influences on swirl direction! This science stuff is so demanding.

    Oh, and don't forget your lab coat and clipboard.
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    as long as it's not too complicated. I deserve a break from science. :icon_mrgreen:

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    [quote:3ae3228cfc]The label says 'Evaporated Milk', it doesnt say that all the toxins, sugars, colourings, flavourings, fat content and other nasties went with it!
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    So whats left in the tin is milk with the milk removed?
    Just like alcohol free lager then.

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