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What is the sink Experiment? Scientifically water going down a sink will rotate counter clockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. I set out to conduct this experiment for Virtual Tourist here in Zimbabwe, which is in the Southern hemisphere. This is due to the Coriolis Effect, a force caused by the rotation of the Earth. Guess what? IT?s A MYTH! I found that I could get the water to go in either direction just by diverting the water slightly. Often it ran in the ?wrong? direction. Don?t believe it? Come for a visit and try it for yourself!

Website: http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp

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  • Written Oct 29, 2011
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