We finally have home Internet access, so I can now write from home and should be able to post more frequently and prolifically.  I have many initial impressions of Paraguay to share with you over the next few days (mostly positive).  One of the first things I did when I arrived in the Southern Hemisphere was test the theory that water drains clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere.  Some believe that water pouring down a drain is affected by the Coriolis Force, which pulls air clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere and counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere.  The drains I tested in both hemispheres seemed to confirm this theory.  The toilet in our apartment in Virginia flowed counter-clockwise, while the sink drain in our home here in Asuncion flowed clockwise.  However, this is apparently due to how the water is introduced and the geometric structure of the drain.  The Earth’s rotation, which causes the Coriolis Force, minimally impacts water going down a drain.  So much for an interesting theory!
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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1 Comment

  1. beautifulyard's Gravatar beautifulyard
    July 15, 2007    

    to be honest ,i dont know about The Coriolis Force,but ur experiences r really interesting ,id like to see ur following story ,hehe ,excuse me for my english is not good ,hope u can understand

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