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Question by lanea
Submitted on 2/11/2004
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   Which direction does water go (spin) down the drain in the United States


Answer by Raffi
Submitted on 5/24/2004
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Really it can go down in both directions if you stir it a bit. There is a slight tendancy that water going down the drain will turn in a counterclockwise direction.

 

Answer by Nenad
Submitted on 7/12/2004
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It really is all the same. It can go both ways depending of the way the water is introduced into the drain, and the curvature (shape) of the drain or a sink itself. (or if you stir it long enough :))

 

Answer by 41552690 for great fone sex
Submitted on 6/7/2005
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yep thats right it all depends on witch way it enters

 

Answer by magicman
Submitted on 1/4/2006
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   It all depends upon how the water was introduced and the geometric structure of the drain.

One can find both counterclockwise and clockwise flowing drains in both hemispheres. Some people would like you to believe that the Coriolis force affects the flow of water down the drain in sinks, bathtubs, or toilet bowls. Donít believe them! The Coriolis force is simply too weak to affect such small bodies of water.


 

Answer by Via
Submitted on 9/1/2006
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there is an effect that controls which way the water spins, if you are in the northern hemisphere in goes counter clockwise and clockwise in the southern hemisphere.

 

Answer by Joe
Submitted on 3/6/2007
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It really depends on which hemisphere you are in, i.e. above or below the equator.

 

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