Equator

“Professor Lopez,” an enterprising young Kenyan man, uses a piece of grass floating in a bowl with a hole in the bottom to demonstrate that water drains clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern. “The farther from the equator, the faster it [the grass] twirls.” And he shows us that it doesn’t twirl at all right at the equator. (From a 2002 trip to Kenya.)

 


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