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11 is correct above the equator only

Boy, is this site ever US-focussed!
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That is very observant!
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I thought that this was going to be a quiz on religon! Imagine my surprise!
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I thought that this was going to be a quiz on religon! Imagine my surprise!
That'd be a little unorthodox.

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11 is correct above the equator only

Boy, is this site ever US-focussed!
US focused? The answer included the southern hemisphere:

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11. Which way does water go down the drain, counter or clockwise?

11A. Counter (unless you happen to be south of the equator)

And since ~ 90% of the population lives in the Northern Hemisphere, it kinda makes sense to provide that perspective as the dominant answer.

90% Of People Live In The Northern Hemisphere - Business Insider


More importantly, it's basically wrong in either case.

Can somebody finally settle this question: Does water flowing down a drain spin in different directions depending on which hemisphere you're in? And if so, why? - Scientific American

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Yes, there is such a thing as the Coriolis effect, but it is not enough to dominate the flushing of a toilet ...

... Coriolis acceleration at mid-latitudes is about one ten-millionth the acceleration of gravity.
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Q: I've been told that water goes down a sink in one direction in the Northern Hemisphere and in the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere. Is that true?

A: No! The origin of this myth comes from applying a scientific principle to a situation where it does not fit. The Coriolis deflection causes cyclonic systems to rotate counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. It was inevitable that someone would suggest (without checking) that a sink should drain in a similar manner.

However, a cyclone is more than 1000 kilometers in diameter and may exist for several days. By contrast, a typical sink is less than a meter in diameter and drains in a matter of seconds. On this scale, the Coriolis force is miniscule. Therefore, the shape of the sink and how level it is has more to do with the direction of water flow than the Coriolis force.
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