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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:29 PM
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Do toilets flush counterclockwise in Australia?
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:30 PM
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1. Water goes "backwards" down the drain, so probably
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 04:54 PM
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12. Backwards?
Hemispheric Chauvanist! :rant: :rofl:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:31 PM
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2. Yes, they do.
Except in the American Embassy. :P
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:34 PM
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3. I think the Coriolis Effect applies only to very large systems,
like clouds and lakes. Not toilets.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:35 PM
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4. Let's call Australia collect and find out
:evilgrin:
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:42 PM
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5. 900 dolleri-doos? Tobias! Did you accept a six-hour collect call from the States?
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lazyriver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 04:18 PM
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10. I saw an animated documentary that showed they do but not at the US embassy.
They flush "the American way" at the embassy.
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Ptah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:47 PM
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6. no
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:54 PM
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8. Yes,
you are correct. :P
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 03:51 PM
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7. No. The clocks run backwards in Oz, so the toilets still
flush clockwise.
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arbusto_baboso Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 04:05 PM
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9. No, they flush UP.
Relieveing yourself "down under" can be an exceedingly messy procedure...

:puke:
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-11-09 04:50 PM
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11. They don't have indoor plumbing in Australia; they just go in billabongs
Edited on Thu Jun-11-09 04:51 PM by Orrex
However, the clockwise/anti-clockwise thing is a myth as it applies to sinks, basins, and toilets.


I once worked at a restaurant that had the standard three-sink setup. Two of the sinks drained clockwise, while the other drained clockwise sometimes and sometimes counter-clockwise.

We were nowhere near the equator, by the way.
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