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Galaxies rotate clockwise in southern hemisphere

BRISBANE – Here’s a little-known fact that will win you some bar bets: Galaxies light-years away spin clockwise in the skies of the southern hemisphere, and counter-clockwise in the north.

The cause of this is Earth’s Coriolis effect, the same force that makes hurricanes straighten out and toilets flush single file at the equator. Scientists sometimes get this wrong, so don’t let a litany of data change your mind.

Just tell them that you read it on the Internet.

One Comment

  1. Anonymous Anonymous June 3, 2008

    hey dumas, the coriolis effect has nothing to do with galaxies

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