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Old Apr 29th 2011, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by paulry
And it's so liberating to do my weekly shop in my pajamas
Haven't tried that yet as I don't have any PJs.
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Old Apr 29th 2011, 9:55 am
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Haven't tried that yet as I don't have any PJs.
Whatever you wear to bed surely qualifies
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Old Apr 29th 2011, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by Rambi
I thought that was a myth. I know they demonstrate it in countries that straddle the equator but I'm fairly sure that's slight of hand by the demonstrator.
I believe it's true. Remind me now, which way does it swirl in the northern hemishere?
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Old Apr 29th 2011, 10:03 am
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Originally Posted by paulry
I believe it's true. Remind me now, which way does it swirl in the northern hemishere?
Both ways depending on the set up.

http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp
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Originally Posted by Rambi
Both ways depending on the set up.

http://www.snopes.com/science/coriolis.asp
Ah, we learn something every day. I just tried two sinks - the first the water just gushed straight down and the second was anti-clockwise
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Originally Posted by paulry
Ah, we learn something every day. I just tried two sinks - the first the water just gushed straight down and the second was anti-clockwise
I remember trying it when I came. One sink went one way, another went the other way.
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I've noticed that Tiger Woods doesn't play nearly as well in the SH than in the NH, he misses more putts in the SH.
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by Alfresco
I've noticed that Tiger Woods doesn't play nearly as well in the SH than in the NH, he misses more putts in the SH.
And he used to be so good when playing away from home, too.
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Originally Posted by paulry
....The emptying water swirls around the plughole in the opposite direction


(Edit: a bit of a cheat - it's a Southern Hemisphere thing actually)
Actually it's not. It goes any way it wants, anywhere in the world.
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Whatever you wear to bed surely qualifies
could result in some of us getting arrested!!!
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Originally Posted by Pollyana
could result in some of us getting arrested!!!
Yes, but spectacularly!
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Old May 4th 2011, 4:48 pm
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...the elastic on your underpants and socks gives up the ghost
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Originally Posted by paulry
...the elastic on your underpants and socks gives up the ghost
Mine don't.
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Default Re: You know you are in Australia when...

Originally Posted by paulry
...the elastic on your underpants and socks gives up the ghost
Originally Posted by moneypenny20
Mine don't.
Mine doesn't either, good old M&S
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Old May 5th 2011, 2:32 am
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Mine don't.
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Mine doesn't either, good old M&S
I was thinking that it must be the washing powder or even the top loader machine
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