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Old 11-19-19, 11:16 PM
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27 Super-Weird Things About The USA Every Australian Notices When Visiting

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskell...sa-differences


1. The water level in these toilets is very high.
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Old 11-20-19, 07:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
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27 Super-Weird Things About The USA Every Australian Notices When Visiting

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskell...sa-differences


1. The water level in these toilets is very high.
#6 is probably my biggest peeve over here. Sugar is seemingly added to EVERYTHING that's not a dessert or candy. I love eating deserts or candy, but I don't want my food to taste like desserts or candy.
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Old 11-20-19, 02:32 PM
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I’ve noticed to straight shooting toilets that use little water started to catch on here in the US. I still have those water guzzling toilets. I had one in the barn that must have been from the 1960s now talk about wasting water. But it was very comfortable it is still there but has been deactivated after a smashed some plumbing I haven’t fixed yet.
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Australia and New Zealand aren't real, that's just TV. Come on, WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!1
Oh yes Australia is real here is the proof.

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Old 11-20-19, 07:53 PM
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OK I'm not sure I buy that demonstration 100%. The first test, she waited a good long time and the water was quite still before pulling the plug. Very impressive that the leaves did indeed go straight down, no swirling.

But for the other two tests, she poured the water in from the appropriate side to pre-swirl the water in the appropriate direction. The leaves still in the basin are already moving in the correct direction before she pulls the plug.

So I'm not convinced 10m is enough to create the effect, I'd want to see a more careful experiment where the water comes completely to rest before unplugging, and the drain is opened by a non-swirl-inducing-mechanism (for instance, not dunking your hand in there and disturbing the water)
Yeah, its entertaining, but I thought it was fake the first time I saw it. The swirl of water would not be based on the geographic equator, but on the Earth's magnetic field, and the magnetic north and south poles are not aligned with the geographic north and south (much less the equator). I know the north magnetic pole is somewhere in northwestern Canada, southern one would be on the opposite side of the Earth. So you have to go quite a way away from the geographic equator to find out if the swirl is in the opposite direction.
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Old 11-20-19, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
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27 Super-Weird Things About The USA Every Australian Notices When Visiting

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskell...sa-differences


1. The water level in these toilets is very high.
My British relatives comment on the same things. Others they notice is how many folks in the Los Angeles area have perfectly aligned, perfectly white teeth (cosmetic dentistry is popular) and how many tanning salons are in the area (we get 300+ days of sunshine per year).
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Old 11-20-19, 09:17 PM
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Australia and New Zealand aren't real, that's just TV. Come on, WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!1
They have to have some grounding in reality, Machka is also a Canadian. We all know Canadians are real, just a different real.

If you have trouble with reality and existence, get a grip and make a really nice sandwich.
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Magnetic field?

It has been fun, but let's get real now: Neither the spin of the Earth nor it's magnetic field will have any noticeable effect on a sink or toilet draining no matter where on Earth it is.
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Old 11-21-19, 10:21 AM
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+1 water is not normally magnetized (I'm not sure it ever could be, except maybe for dissolved metals/minerals in it)
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The theory that the effect influences draining water to rotate clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere has been repeatedly disproven by modern-day scientists.[8][9][10

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_force
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The theory that the effect influences draining water to rotate clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere has been repeatedly disproven by modern-day scientists.[8]
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_force
Thank you, finally The Answer

The Coriolis force still affects the direction of the flow of water, but only minutely. Only if the water is so still that the effective rotation rate of the Earth is faster than that of the water relative to its container, and if externally applied torques (such as might be caused by flow over an uneven bottom surface) are small enough, the Coriolis effect may indeed determine the direction of the vortex. Without such careful preparation, the Coriolis effect is likely to be much smaller than various other influences on drain direction such as any residual rotation of the water and the geometry of the container.
I bet sunlight hitting the side of a bucket and creating a temperature differential creates enough current in apparently-still water to mask coriolis
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I gave the answer in post 33
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I also kinda said it in 23, but now that wikipedia has said it, the matter is settled
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Post #20 .

I've been subtle so as not to ruin the fun. I figured the people who cared had common sense, already knew or would look it up long ago.
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Originally Posted by FBOATSB View Post
The theory that the effect influences draining water to rotate clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere has been repeatedly disproven by modern-day scientists.[8]
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_force
That's what THEY want you to believe. Big Water.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
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27 Super-Weird Things About The USA Every Australian Notices When Visiting

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jemimaskell...sa-differences


1. The water level in these toilets is very high.
We're a lot more full of it than you folks. And we had to give up Delta 88s, a break please!
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