Friday Funny: It’s true, Toilets do flow the other direction in Australia


David Meego - Click for blog homepageFor 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.

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Friday Funny: Polygons, Bananas and Clocks Maths Problem


David Meego - Click for blog homepageAfter 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.

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April Fool: Microsoft Dynamics GP 30th Anniversary Celebration planned for Perth, Western Australia


David Meego - Click for blog homepageMicrosoft Dynamics GP is just over 25 years old now and there are big plans to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

The Dynamics product and its underlying development environment, Dexterity, were developed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. On the 29th February 1993, Great Plains Software released its new accounting system with a GUI (Graphical User Interface), Dynamics 1.0.

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