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How does water drain at the equator?

This is pretty damn cool.

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Added: Mar-21-2012 Occurred On: Mar-21-2012
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Tags: water, test, drain, clockwise, counter clockwise, equator
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  • The coriolis effect doesn't work on such small scales. It would not have a varying impact over several feet no matter what the position on Earth. Small currents and the shape of the basin have a much larger impact. So whether this guy flipped the tub around or it had to do with how he poured the water in is the most likely cause. Just because a toilet is in the Northern hemisphere does NOT mean it will always drain clockwise and vice versa.

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    • @w0lf1o

      He appears to be shafting them.

      "water rotation in home bathrooms under normal circumstances is not related to the Coriolis effect or to the rotation of the earth, and no consistent difference in rotation direction between toilets in the northern and southern hemispheres can be observed."

      source:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_effect#Draining_in_bathtubs_and_toilets

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    • @w0lf1o
      Exactly my guess: he can decide wich way he wants the current to go by the way he poures in the water. This isn't science, it's illusion.

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    • @dutch-1 I watched a TV show where they d-bunked this, your 100% right dutch-1 just a street performer making some bucks off dumb tourists

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    • @ommadawn The first time he drained it the water was perfectly still. He hadn't just poured water into it. The second and third time you can clearly see the water rotates based on the way he poured the water into the corner and put it in motion.

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    • @oisact exactly what i saw. The curved sink helps the water being poured keeps a momentum to initiate a vortex. 30 seconds later maybe, the water would have go straight down

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  • FAKE !!! Watch which side he pours the water in the sink from, first time from the left side of the sink, water rotates to the right, second time he pours the water from the right side, water rotates to the left. It's all a set up and this Sh!t is fake as ever.

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  • Yeah, I remember that simpsons episode when bart calls a kid in Australia ...Great.

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  • LOL, 1:46, she tripped over the Equator !!

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  • God it must be great siteseeing a country with no Arabs around.

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  • Ok....i could be wrong but am I to believe that line is EXACTLY the half way point? and that moving only a few feet changes the direction?
    ALSO he is pouring on opposite sides creating swirl in the desired direction.

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    • @niltomega I new a real American would disprove this hole "Coriolis" affect sience bs. Sience is just another filthy way four liberats like these mexican to make money. And than they call US dumb...can you be leave that?

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  • Heres another amazing fact :pollution from the northern hemisphere dosnt cross the equator and pollute the south and vice versa.Thank god i live in Australia

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  • He's been using that water for 5 years now, Talk about recycle

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  • WHAT SORCERY IS THIS!?

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  • Interesting that the water was already in the basin at the start of his demo... and he got no vortex. When he poured the water into the left side of the basin he got a clockwise vortex... then, when he poured it into the right side of the basin he got a counterclockwise rotation.

    Seems fairly likely that by pouring the water in the desired direction, there is enough of a weak directional current that when the plug is pulled, it creates a corresponding coriolis effect. I could see the possibil More..

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  • Just to point out that he's pouring water into the bin on different sides each time to "prime" the vortex in the proper direction, but when he started the pour the first time the water was probably sitting for a while. It doesn't work on such a small scale, fucktards.

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  • He's a wizard. Kill him with fire.

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    • @Marcone-XIII Its only fair to see if he drowns in the water if you throw him in a lake first. If he drowns hes not a wizard. If he lives then he is and you can safely burn him thereafter.

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  • "its much better when you are farter"

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  • I knew this was true, but didn't think it would actually happen only a few metres from each position! But now that I watch, he is pouring the water from two different points for north and south, and this is causing the water to slosh in the basin in the two directions. He's a tricky guy!

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  • It's been proven that it doesn't matter whether you're in the northern or southern hemisphere, you can make the water swirl whichever way you want.

    Try it in your bathtub if you don't believe me.

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  • This doesn't seem right to me... I assumed the Coriolis effect would only become noticeable a significant distance from the equator, not merely a few feet either side of it.

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  • i have a sudden urge to go to a mormon website and ask how magnets work.

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  • Fake. The earth is flat dumbass..

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  • Just tourist parlor tricks. He fills it on different sides which causes the water to rotate different directions.

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    • @SpicyTruth You sat down and figured this out? It doesn't have anything to do with being in the northern or southern hemesphire?

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    • @SpicyTruth Your avi proves you're a retard

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    • @AlbuqBill: Yes, Sherlok. It has nothing to do with with the hemispheres. How accurate do you think that red line is? That's pretty much a conventional line. The Coriolis effect doesn't influence the water drain. Google for Coriolis effect.

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    • @moon-tea He was being sarcastic genius ... google 'Dumbass' you might find your liveleak profile

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    • @LosAngelesFresh For real? My comment about this dumbfuck's avi still has a thumbs down?? God exists in two realms simultaneously? In the uncreated and the created?? What the fuck!? Is LiveLeak fucking retarded? If my comment doesn't get a thumbs up, then the viewers of LL might be dumber than those at WorldStarHipHop, and that's quite a feat... Wow, just fucking wow. LL is garbage

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  • Haha this is proven bullshit. There is no equator like they show.

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  • He is manipulating the test by pouring water into the sink to the left of the drain hole when "South", thus making the water swirl right. Then he purs the water to the right of the drain hole when "North", thus making the water swirl left...

    Didn't fool me.

    He got the directions of the Corioli's drift right though :D

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  • It does not work like that. Watch how he pours the bucket.
    This is a tourist gimmick and it is sad that people believe this. This is more proof of how pathetic our science education has become.

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  • The Simpsons taught me this many years ago.

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  • This has been proven untrue. Its to do with the shape of the basin and how the water is poured. NOTHING to do with the equator. Its on a BBC show called "the secrets of evrything"

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