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1) Due to earth's coriolus force, water drains in either a clockwise or counter-clockwise direction in the northern or the southern hemisphere (don't ask me which).
2) Drains situated on earth's equator must therefore flow straight down without swooshing around.
probably feel low self-esteem because of this.
Incorporate a helical, twisting ramp in the drain area of a bathtub in order to encourage the water to drain in a proper circular manner.
This ramp is carved directly into the porcelain surface so as not to call undue attention to itself (thus reminding the already sensitive Ecuadorians that they need a prosthesis on their basins).
UNRELATED BONUS INVENTION: Put live scorpions in teacups and serve in restaurants as a novelty.
Unless this is a *complete* joke
Myth. [craigts, Nov 06 2006]
clockwise / counter clockwise draining
cites research [Zimmy, Nov 06 2006]
||quick, flush the scorpion down the sink.
||Statement #1 is not really true.
||Read [Zimmy]'s anno and then click my link.
||craigts' annotation HAS to be correct because the DISCOVERY channel wouldn't dupe us (would they?).
||Perhaps you misunderstood my title for the link... Let me explain.
||As a joke I found this idea very funny. I was hoping the whole premise was a joke as well, but you never know with some of the ideas that come up on here. In retrospect, I will concede that your description was sufficiently crazy to assume that everything was a joke (i.e. *complete* joke).