The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Southern Hemisphere

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Science
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Classroom Teacher / Educator
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The Truth About Toilet Swirl - Southern Hemisphere

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SYNCHRONIZE WITH DESTIN’S VIDEO: http://bit.ly/NorthernSwirl

Both videos on one page (for desktop): http://bit.ly/ToiletSwirl

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Some notes:

We each repeated the experiment 3 times, and got the same results every time. For those of you who might be skeptical, great! A right circular prismatic kiddie pool is only $10 and you can do the experiment for yourself at your latitude. There's really no reason you shouldn't do it for yourself.

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Gordon McGladdery did all of the sound design for the video. We used two songs from other artists (licensed of course). Derek split the first one up so it fades from video to video, and Gordon split the instruments up on the second one. There are violins on one video and percussion on the other for example. It's really neat.

The neat earth animation at the beginning and the synchronizing timer was made by http://eisenfeuer.com/. He also made still images of the earth from the top and the bottom.

Thanks to Vanessa for filming in Sydney: http://youtube.com/braincraftvideo

MORE INFO:

There was a study performed at MIT years ago (http://web.mit.edu/hml/ncfmf/09VOR.pdf) that explained the physics involved. We repeated some of these demonstrations, but on opposite sides of the globe…and in a way that can be easily understood.

This site is a great resource on the Coriolis effect and ways people have gotten it wrong:

http://www.ems.psu.edu/~fraser/Bad/Ba...

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
Publisher
Veritasium