For many years, when I have visited the US for conferences, there is always someone who makes a joke about the toilets flowing in the other direction in Australia. I am not talking about back up (unless there is really bad flooding), but the direction of the rotation as the water flows down.
The answer is yes, it does flow the other way. It is called the Coriolis Effect or Coriolis Force after the French Scientist, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis who wrote a paper on the topic in 1835.
After all the fun on Twitter after the last Friday Funny: Sporting Maths Puzzle, I have found another one to challenge you with.
This one also comes from the Book of Face and showed up because some of my friends had commented on it.
Now, I will not say whether their answers are correct or not because last time I missed something and so what I thought was the answer was incorrect initially.
As usual, there is another mathematics and reasoning problem doing the rounds on the Book of Face. It showed up on my feed because some of my friends had responded on it.
Funnily enough a number of them commented with the incorrect answer. Looking at the other comments, there is a massive range of incorrect answers.
After the amazing success of my series of articles on the last maths problem to go viral, I thought it was time for another.
If you did not see the last one, check out the links below. The first link has the question and the answer poll, the rest were trying to explain the solution:
I am still amazed that only 56% percent of the almost 4,000 people who responded on the previous problem got it right.
When I as at school, I was one of those geeky boys that spent a lot of time in the school library. I actually worked as Library Assistant for a couple of years… I even still have the little badge to prove it. 🙂
Other the being able to play lots of games, it also meant that I could read lots of different magazines.
After working in the Microsoft Dynamics GP world as a partner consultant, developer and support engineer for the last 25 years or so, I got to see a lot of Project Management.
I got to see a lot of things go right and just as many things go wrong. I saw projects completed on time and projects miss their deadlines. To quote one of my favourite authors, Douglas Adam, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
I think that the cause of almost all issues with project management is miscommunication, and the following graphic just sums it up.
If you haven’t been keeping up with the latest news in the Australian movie scene, here is some information to really get you excited.
After the amazing successes of Crocodile Dundee in 1986 and the follow up movies of Crocodile Dundee II in 1988 and Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles in 2001, it looks like we will finally get another movie.