IamA guy who makes science videos on YouTube (Destin from Smarter Every Day). Derek from Veritasium and I performed an experiment in both the North and South hemispheres to finally determine the Truth about Toilet Swirl. It's awesome and we're exc...
We wanted to try to solve the "toilet swirl" mystery for ourselves and decided to do it in a really unique way. We made 2 videos that sync together in a way unlike anything we've seen on the internet.
It's really cool and we want you to watch it.
If you can't figure out how to synchronize the videos you can use this page to view both
The videos can be synchronized by viewers on 2 separate devices, or on one computer. The editing is unlike anything we’ve seen on the internet. The two videos are made to be played in sync. Objects move from one video to another, the dialogue works between the two… even the musical instruments are split between the videos.
We're getting a lot of questions about the experiment and if it's legit. We'll answer a couple right off the bat. Feel free to ask us more!
- We each ran three experiments.
- In the Southern Hemisphere Derek observed clockwise rotation all 3 times.
- In the Northern Hemisphere I observed counterclockwise rotation all three times. * Yes we leveled the pools.
- At the equator it would go straight down.
- We got the idea for our specific setup from an MIT demonstration performed in the 1960's.
We've also both done several other videos (Backwards Bicycle, Slinky etc.)
Edit Still here answering questions even though it's the next morning!!. I love it when people don't abandon their AMAs, so we aren't. Keep asking, we'll get to it even if it takes days.
Edit 2 It's kind of a personal policy of mine to try to answer every respectable question. Derek's been hard at it as well. We'll be checking in on these over the next week or so and answering the top level comments as appropriate.