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26-01-2015, 10:30 AM
RE: Have a right Crackin Australia Day, Mates
Yabut, fuck Australia. Big Grin

(26-01-2015 09:54 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  No, it was the UK. But hey, the water in the toilet spins the opposite direction than here in the US.

(26-01-2015 07:05 AM)earmuffs Wrote:  Fucking stupid 'Muricans...

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26-01-2015, 01:59 PM
RE: Have a right Crackin Australia Day, Mates
(26-01-2015 10:07 AM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  
(26-01-2015 09:54 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  No, it was the UK. But hey, the water in the toilet spins the opposite direction than here in the US.

I'd travel to Australia just to see the water spin the other direction. I could do without the giant spiders though.

Happy Australia Day!

I think that's a myth...
Happy Oz day.

Aw, damn. You're right. The toilets water goes in the opposite direction in Australia because the water jets holes are angled differently.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/30358/aus...lis-effect

But I did read the comment section in the above article (why do I do that!?) and some airline attendant or frequent flier guy did an experiment and flushed the airplane toilet in the Southern hemisphere and if flushed differently than in the Northern Hemisphere. Directly over the Equator it flushed straight down.


I donno. Has Mythbusters done this on their show?

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26-01-2015, 03:37 PM
RE: Have a right Crackin Australia Day, Mates
(26-01-2015 10:19 AM)KidCharlemagne1962 Wrote:  Does this mean they'll get more Vegamite today? Drinking Beverage
I'll break out my vegemite in honor of Australia. Because vegemite is frigging awesome.
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26-01-2015, 04:37 PM
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(26-01-2015 01:59 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  But I did read the comment section in the above article (why do I do that!?) and some airline attendant or frequent flier guy did an experiment and flushed the airplane toilet in the Southern hemisphere and if flushed differently than in the Northern Hemisphere. Directly over the Equator it flushed straight down.

Snopes has a page on it
http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

And this page has more detailed and supports what I remember reading about this long ago... the coriolis force can affect it but only if the water has been still for an extended period so that all the residual motion from filling the basin has dies out. The amount of force on such a small amount of water is normally negligible and would not have a noticeable effect.
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadCoriolis.html

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26-01-2015, 05:07 PM
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(26-01-2015 04:37 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(26-01-2015 01:59 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  But I did read the comment section in the above article (why do I do that!?) and some airline attendant or frequent flier guy did an experiment and flushed the airplane toilet in the Southern hemisphere and if flushed differently than in the Northern Hemisphere. Directly over the Equator it flushed straight down.

Snopes has a page on it
http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

And this page has more detailed and supports what I remember reading about this long ago... the coriolis force can affect it but only if the water has been still for an extended period so that all the residual motion from filling the basin has dies out. The amount of force on such a small amount of water is normally negligible and would not have a noticeable effect.
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadCoriolis.html

Thanks. This thread has gone down the toilet.

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26-01-2015, 05:39 PM
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(26-01-2015 05:07 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(26-01-2015 04:37 PM)unfogged Wrote:  Snopes has a page on it
http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

And this page has more detailed and supports what I remember reading about this long ago... the coriolis force can affect it but only if the water has been still for an extended period so that all the residual motion from filling the basin has dies out. The amount of force on such a small amount of water is normally negligible and would not have a noticeable effect.
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadCoriolis.html

Thanks. This thread has gone down the toilet.

Nah, it's just plunging into new territory.
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26-01-2015, 05:52 PM
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(26-01-2015 01:59 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  The toilets water goes in the opposite direction in Australia because the water jets holes are angled differently.

I always thought it's 'cause the backasswards Ozzies see things assbackwards.

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26-01-2015, 06:03 PM
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(26-01-2015 05:52 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(26-01-2015 01:59 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  The toilets water goes in the opposite direction in Australia because the water jets holes are angled differently.

I always thought it's 'cause the backasswards Ozzies see things assbackwards.

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26-01-2015, 06:25 PM
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(26-01-2015 05:07 PM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(26-01-2015 04:37 PM)unfogged Wrote:  Snopes has a page on it
http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

And this page has more detailed and supports what I remember reading about this long ago... the coriolis force can affect it but only if the water has been still for an extended period so that all the residual motion from filling the basin has dies out. The amount of force on such a small amount of water is normally negligible and would not have a noticeable effect.
http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/BadCoriolis.html

Thanks. This thread has gone down the toilet.

That's putting an interesting spin on it. Drinking Beverage

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27-01-2015, 06:46 AM
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(26-01-2015 10:07 AM)Drunkin Druid Wrote:  
(26-01-2015 09:54 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I'd travel to Australia just to see the water spin the other direction. I could do without the giant spiders though.
I think that's a myth...

True that. I very rarely see spiders bigger than my hand.

I posted this in another thread, but I feel it is only fitting to add Australia's anthem to this one.




I made use of the day to take my kids into the Museum, and to see the annual protests. Being a product of the assimilation myself I am ambivalent about the day.

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Protection and assimilation policies which impacted harshly on Indigenous people included separate education for Aboriginal children, town curfews, alcohol bans, no social security, lower wages, State guardianship of all Aboriginal children and laws that segregated Indigenous people into separate living areas, mainly on special reserves outside towns or in remote areas.
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