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Friday, July 11, 2008

Past the Equator

Sue is traveling by ship from south of the equator to the north. She has a nice little cabin with a bathroom, but no window. Sue has no compass nor other instruments. Just the general luggage one brings on board a long cruise. Yet, without leaving her room or talking with anyone, Sue will be able to tell when the ship has crossed the equator. How?

Answer: Sue can fill the sink and watch it drain. When the water reverses direction when going down the drain, she will know they have crossed the equator.

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