Sometimes myths start simply by outdated information that science just hadn’t caught up to yet. Maybe you heard this one on The Simpsons or in science class when you were younger: toilets flush the opposite way in the Southern Hemisphere as they do in the Northern — and all other water, for that matter.
@marklharrison Reply to @jackpanter714 alright, explain this one to me then? #uganda #equator #coriolis #effect #itsfake #iknow #allforthememes ♬ original sound – Mark Harrison
This myth in particular is getting traction among travelers to equatorial states who are easily fooled by a creative scam that seems too enticing to be true. While there’s some truth to the water flow differences, it’s also true some local street artists are looking to make a quick buck.