Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Nude in the bath again!!

It is ok Monty Q - I always check and make sure the water has gone down the drain before I jump in.

Jade wanted to know if our water drained away opposite to hers, so I had to make my mum go and check. We did a daisy experiment and run some water in the washbasin. The way it turned was - (drumroll please) clockwise.
Do you know I looked it up on Wikipedia and it is described as the Coroiolis effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_effect . They say it is an urban myth that water goes in one direction in each hemisphere. Apparently an episode of the Simpsons helped to spread this myth around the world!!! It is determined by the shape of your basin, toilet bowl which way the water drains!! I feel smart now - call me Professor Poppy!! If you need any other science questions answered please feel free to let me know!!
Professor Poppy Q


  1. Poppy, you are very smart! Thanks for sharing that fact with us!

  2. Poppy, you are smart! Using the Scientific Method is the best way to learn things, too. I have a question for you. Why is it cold where you live and hot where I live? I am very confused about weather.

  3. you are a brilliant girl! i think we should all call you 'professor'. be sure to get your pay in temptations, ok?

    ben fuzz
    lucy fur

  4. That is very interesting! Thank you for clearing that up for us.

  5. Nudie? Who's nudie? It's better not be you...NO MNACATS BETTER BE LOOKIN!

    Phht. Really, I'm amazed they aren't scratchin' the door down.


    Excuse me...

  6. You are very smart and resourceful! Thanks for sharing that with us!!!

  7. Wow, Poppy you are very learned! We remember that Simpson's episode, and we thought it was true! Thanks for clearing it up, Professor!


  8. I know more now than I did before I visited you - thanks for the info! I'm sure glad you didn't get wet in the bathtub!