Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1688 times:
Toilet water: clockwise or counterclock-wise?
I apologize for this silly question. My
nephew asked me this question and
I didn't have an answer. I believe
the toilet water goes down in the opposite
direction when you live in the souther
hemisphere, correct? I realize the toilet
water on planes doesn't exactly act like
household toilet... but if it did, which
way would it flow... and does it change
direction after the planes flies to the
other hemisphere? (LAX to SYD,
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 6 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
This is an urban legend, you guys
(want to calculate what the Coriolis forces are, in water in something the size of a toilet bowl, even at "max effect" Mid-Latitudes? They're pretty tiny, you'd be waiting a looong while --and would have to have the water real still, impossibly so, in fact-- to see it swirl down due chiefly to that effect)
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1514 times:
well I'll give you info on my AWACS. Most know we are based on the 707 airframe and we have one lav in the back. This has the blue treated 'water' in it. Mostly we do not flush, because believe it or not it mucks up the system. The 'flusher' chops up what is in the tank and just releases it back to top of the bowl. The blue water just falls straight down into the hole. There is also no water tank for the sink so we don;t have water either. We do not have flappers on our toilets so it is funny to screw with the new guys and 'blue ham' or blue ass' them. When we know someone is in the crapper the plane dives so the blue 'water' smacks them in the ass I've also been in some combat decents where afterword I've seen the blue water on the ceiling. Very nasty
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1491 times:
I have more than enough stories about what the taxpayers spend on AWACS LOLOLOL
The best is when we convinced this Army General flying with us that the Radome actually flew off the plane then came back and reattached when the mission was over. We even dove a bit when we planned for 'Saucer seperation' and we jinked the plane a bit again when the radome ' came home'.
FlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1384 times:
The way that the water flows out is determined more by the way that the container is tilted or the way that it was filled. Corialis effect has almost no influince over the way that a toilet is flushed.
Jsuen From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0 Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
Toilet water direction is a myth.
As a side note, the thing that does change from Northern to Southern Hemisphereis is color CRT tubes. The slightly different vertical magnetic field component is more than enough to destroy color quality. Southern hemisphere CRT tubes are Northern Hemisphere tubes upside down. (Try turning your monitor upside down). To compensate, aircraft have expensive electronic CRT compensation systems, which make LCDs a bargain.