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Carolyn Davidson was paid $35.00 for designing a logo in 1964, today this logo is known allmost everywhere and appears on __________________?

New readers, please note that search engines are naughty to use in the stumpers and is a paddleing offence!!!

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), April 12, 2002


Nike swoosh logo...

-- Gary in Ohio (gws@columbus.rr.com), April 12, 2002.

Yes to Nike and Gary.

New question: In the symbols of the common zodiac, there is one that is different than the others; it is Libra; what makes Libra's symbol different?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), April 12, 2002.

Is Libra the only one that doesn't include an animal in it.

-- Polly (jserg45@hotmail.com), April 12, 2002.

Polly, that is close enough to correct, actually Libra's symbol ( the balance) is the only symbol that does not present a figure that could have life.

New question: Where in the U.S. is the term "Mule Mail" correctly applied?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), April 12, 2002.

in the Grand canyon, there is a town,, all the mail, and everthing else comes in by pack mule

-- Stan (sopal@net-pert.com), April 12, 2002.

A correct answer with the details being the Havasupai Indian Reservation town.

new question: Why do clocks move clockwise?

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), April 12, 2002.

if the moved the other way, time would go backwards

-- Stan (sopal@net-pert.com), April 12, 2002.

Not all clocks move clockwise, I used to sell watches and some of the ones we sold moved in the other direction

-- Melinda (speciallady104@hotmail.com), April 12, 2002.

Yes I have seen the novelty clock that run counter clockwise and a clock being a human invention does not affect the laws of physics or nature. There is a logical reason why clock run in the generally accepted direction.~ ~

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), April 12, 2002.

to follow along with the direction that sundials move?

-- Dave (multiplierx9@hotmail.com), April 12, 2002.

Correct, the clock was invented in the northern hemisphere where the sundials shadow moves clockwise so to keep the system familiar they were invented to mimic their forerunner.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), April 12, 2002.

I never imagined it would make a difference which hemisphere you were in but I see now that it would.

-- Dave (multiplierx9@hotmail.com), April 12, 2002.

Note also that water going down a drain moves clockwise, in the southern hemisphere it just the opposite.

-- mitch hearn (moopups@citlink.net), April 13, 2002.

And 'cyclones' are called 'anti-cyclones'..

-- john hill (john@cnd.co.nz), April 13, 2002.

It's an old wives' tale that water goes down the drain in different directions in different hemispheres.

See here:



"The direction of rotation when water spirals down a drain isn't actually determined by the Coriolis effect. That is a pretty silly myth which is easily disproved by watching water flown down some drains a few times." http://www.zetatalk.com/usenet/use90399.htm

Try it with different sinks or tubs in your house. I did that when I was 10 and noticed it always goes down the same way in each sink or tub, but goes down differently from one sink or tub to another.

What's supposed to be causing this is the Coriolis effect - that an object staying still will appear to move relative to something else. Like, if you draw a straight line from the center of a spinning record album to its edge, when you look at the line, it is not straight, but curves, and curves more steeply the farther out you go, because the record is moving faster there.

Hurricanes, which last for weeks and are hundreds of miles across, do spin counterclockwise in the northern hemisphere and clockwise in the southern hemisphere. The part of the hurricane that is closer to the equator is moving faster than the part that is closer to a pole, imparting a spin. Visualize it and you will understand.

But water going down a drain is moving too quickly, and the curvature of the earth over a drain hole is so miniscule, that the Coriolis effect cannot make any difference.

Credit the continuing misunderstanding to the Aristotelian effect: "If you can reason it is so from what you know, then it is so, and you don't need to experiment."

Do you believe eelskin wallets will damage the magnetic stripe on your cards? - that's a young husband's tale.

-- Martin Johncox (martinjohncox@cableone.net), October 12, 2002.

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