[time-nuts] Time running backwards down under

Jim Palfreyman jim77742 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 23:58:39 UTC 2009

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.

:-) :-) :-)

2009/10/8 Murray Greenman <Murray.Greenman at rakon.com>:
> Think about it...  no it doesn't. Just takes a while to get used to the
> sun being on the wrong side and the moon being upside down (think about
> that one!). And yes, the water goes down the plug hole the other way,
> and hurricanes rotate the other way.
> However, here in New Zealand we are currently 13 hours ahead of UTC, so
> well ahead of the rest of the world!
> Murray
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