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  • 'Professor' Lopez demonstrates
    'Professor' Lopez demonstrates
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  • Jambo Equator! Mums (left) & Sool (right)
    Jambo Equator! Mums (left) & Sool...
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    'Professor' Lopez demonstrates

    by IceCurler Written Mar 19, 2003

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    'Professor' Lopez demonstrates the coriolus effect on water exiting a funnel (with a toothpick laying on top of the water) at three points: above the equator, at the equator, below the equator. Above and below the equator the water went clock- and counter-clock-wise (can't remember which happened for which). At the equator, the toothpick didn't turn to the left or right.

    Unique Suggestions: Take this as pure fun, hokus pokus, or even verifiable science -- it certainly makes going over the equator an experience that is more memorable than driving over a line in the road. If you wish, certificates are sold to proove your accomplishment, and there is the obligatory craft store, where, with a little bargaining, you may come home with a keepsake you will always treasure. At least the photo opportunity is free!

    Fun Alternatives: Drive on if you will, and know they can't pull the wool over your eyes. You've crossed the equator either way!

    Related to:
    • Seniors
    • Safari
    • Road Trip

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