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How Does Water Drain At The Equator?

Hits: 10300 | Rating: (2.1) | Category: Entertainment | Added by: gary8162
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oshta
Male, 18-29, Europe
 3 Posts
Monday, April 09, 2012 5:14:20 AM
this is such crap, nothing to do with the Coriolis effect, when he pours the water in the left side the water spins clockwise, when he pours it in the right it spins anti clockwise, it looks like it was standing ready on the equator, which could have given the water time to settle, so that it drained straight out, nothing to do with its position on the earth.....

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1266 Posts
Monday, April 09, 2012 1:55:36 AM
Laran

So your idiot school teacher when you were 8 is brighter than my meteorology instructor? This is fake. I have personally seen two sinks, side-by-side, draining opposite ways at about 51 degrees North, when I worked in an hotel.

The Coriolis effect does not influence bodies of fluid that size significantly. Near the equator the Coriolis effect is weak anyway, and immediately either side of the equator it is the same direction, clockwise as the radius of the Earth is NOT greatest at the Equator.

I worry for your future.

Laran
Male, 30-39, Australia
 261 Posts
Monday, April 09, 2012 12:29:46 AM
OMFG!PLEASE tell me you guys are trolling.
I honestly thought every schoolkid learned this stuff at about year 8. I know I did.
It IS caused by the coriolis effect.I suddenly feel worried for the future.

Pyrosisflame
Male, 18-29, Europe
 591 Posts
Sunday, April 08, 2012 1:59:23 PM
f*ck that bullsh*t i uploaded this the other day what the actual butt nugget is this bull crap.

cjklepp85
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4 Posts
Sunday, April 08, 2012 9:34:18 AM
The best part of the video is when the girl trips over the equator line.

TheShgn2
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 631 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 10:24:39 PM
It doesn't matter where you are, it only depends how the water is poured in. The force that causes different rotations in the south and north hemispheres is so weak it can only effect things like cyclones/hurricanes.

ilfg
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 338 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 6:28:14 PM
It drains downward. Whoop de fricken doo.

Revolutioniz
Male, 18-29, Western US
 914 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 6:01:05 PM
@Dingdingdong please explain how pouring the water would make any drating difference when there is a plug in the sink that he doesn't even touch until the water is still.

DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1504 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 4:27:39 PM
It's not the shape of the sink. It's where he pours the water, it's so simple.

DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1504 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 4:26:05 PM
NOOOOOPE! It's all about how he pours the water in creating a current in the water. This guy is a scam artist and he knows it. I'd throw his stupid sink off the cliff if I was there.
The Coriolis Effect is way too weak to cause this.
Fact.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24738 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 2:45:39 PM
IF thats real... thats awesome. If its not then... sad face

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1266 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 2:16:20 PM
The Earth's greatest radius is south of the Equator, not actually on the Equator - the Earth is slightly pear-shaped. If Coriolis effect was to affect such a small body of water it would be clockwise at the Equator - although it is weakest at low latitudes.

The zero Coriolis latitude is south of the Equator, because it relates to the change of radius of the parallel of latitude.

robosnitz
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 12:51:24 PM
Witchcraft.

CaneTrain
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 34 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 12:20:14 PM
Coriolis Effect

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14779 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 12:12:25 PM
I live in the northern hemisphere and the water in my toilet spins counterclockwise, which is only supposed to happen in the southern hemisphere

Wrong. Water in the northern hemisphere has a SLIGHT tendency to spin counter-clockwise because that's the direction the earth is rotating when viewed from above the north pole. Therefore, the water is already spinning in that direction at 1 revolution per day. When a water molecule faces the center, it is moving sideways to its right. As it moves toward the center of the basin, it misses to the right causing it to turn to the left.

Toilets, however, spin in that direction because they force the water into the bowl at an angle. Toilet manufacturers decided that it was better to go with this natural tendency rather than work against it, although because the Coriolis force is so weak, it wouldn't really matter.

freddyferret
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11734 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 10:27:51 AM
It's caused by the location of Russians around the bowl.


No, it's caused by the location and number of idiots around the bowl.

I live in the northern hemisphere and the water in my toilet spins counterclockwise, which is only supposed to happen in the southern hemisphere (if you're an idiot who believes that nonsense).

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14779 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 10:23:37 AM
This is total bull$#!+. In the second trial, he poured the water in on the left side and started it swirling clockwise. That angular momentum was conserved and formed a clockwise whirlpool. You can make water go in in either direction in either hemisphere by starting the water spinning in a particular direction.

The Coriolis effect is extremely small and easily overcome by deliberately setting the water in motion in the opposite direction. If you want to do a proper experiment, you need to let the water stand for an hour, then pull the stopper out from the bottom.

Rick_S
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 3199 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 10:08:15 AM
"doesnt everyone on the internet by now know that its just the shape of the sink?"

That doesn't explain why it is still on the equator, clockwise to the South and counter clockwise to the North.

It's a simple magic trick that either employs different drain inserts that get left behind based on how he pulls the plug, or maybe which plug he puts back in, or it's how the water is poured back in, as Stonecoast points out.

Even if the effect were true, 10 feet one way or another, across the 65,113,500 from the North pole to the South Pole is not going to have that kind of affect.

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 9:43:04 AM
There is no god.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12564 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 8:35:23 AM
It's caused by the location of Russians around the bowl.

Stonecoast
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 32 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 8:24:23 AM
it's where he pours the water into the sink. the water is still spinning in the direction from which he poured it. The first drain, the water was calm because he poured it a while before draining.

MikeyNiv
Male, 18-29, Europe
 701 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 7:53:31 AM
doesnt everyone on the internet by now know that its just the shape of the sink?

blackcatseye
Female, 30-39, Europe
 656 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 7:13:24 AM
Saw this on the live submission page a few days ago, I've been waiting to see if it would come up. It's fake, because he TURNS THE SINK ROUND to face the other way, and encourages the water to swirl the way he wants it to with his hand. The Coriolus effect does not affect water at the equator, water always goes straight down. Why do you think there are so many of these guys all along the equator in Africa?? Gullible. snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

zeebeedee
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 552 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 6:25:28 AM
Exactly right auburnjunky, it's all hucksterism.

G0T0Guy
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 240 Posts
Saturday, April 07, 2012 6:23:40 AM
Fake. It would be the same everywhere.

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