[time-nuts] Time running backwards down under
magnus at rubidium.dyndns.org
Thu Oct 8 01:18:30 UTC 2009
Jim Palfreyman wrote:
> Now I have an enourmous respect for Murray - one of the cleverest
> people I know, but this time he has shot himself in the foot.
> The water does not go down the plug hole differently - that is an
> urban legend. Any difference in direction in a household sink has more
> to do with residual circular motion in the bowl rather than the
> coriolis effect.
> Also, we call hurricanes cyclones. They rotate clockwise which is
> opposite to what North Americans see in their hurricanes. So
> technically hurricanes don't rotate the other way here - because we
> don't have them.
> :-) :-) :-)
So, a Hurricane warning is when you warn people that it rotates the
other way around?
Magnus - who never been down-under
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