The Coriolis effect has better things to do than make your hotel toilet quirky.
6 Ridiculous Science Myths You Learned in Kindergarten

#6. The Coriolis Effect Controls the Direction in Which Toilet Water Drains
The sharper-eyed among you might have noticed that, in the diagram above, the object was relatively big in relation to the spinning disc. In order for Coriolis force to have an effect on earthly phenomena, said phenomena have to be really big. So Coriolis force affects the direction in which hurricanes and cyclones spin, seeing as how those things are massive amalgamations of murderwind, but it doesn’t affect your little toilet, no matter how murderish your personal wind may be.

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The Coriolis effect has better things to do than make your hotel toilet quirky.

6 Ridiculous Science Myths You Learned in Kindergarten

#6. The Coriolis Effect Controls the Direction in Which Toilet Water Drains

The sharper-eyed among you might have noticed that, in the diagram above, the object was relatively big in relation to the spinning disc. In order for Coriolis force to have an effect on earthly phenomena, said phenomena have to be really big. So Coriolis force affects the direction in which hurricanes and cyclones spin, seeing as how those things are massive amalgamations of murderwind, but it doesn’t affect your little toilet, no matter how murderish your personal wind may be.

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