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    Northern vs. Southern Hemisphere Monitors

    Found this interesting.

    Northern vs. Southern Hemisphere Monitors

    The monitor you are using with your computer may be affected by which hemisphere of the earth you are in. The Northern and Southern hemispheres of the earth have different magnetic fields, each pulling toward its respective pole. Monitors with cathode ray tubes, which are the majority of desktop monitors in use today, are manufactured specifically for which hemisphere they are going to be used in. CRT monitors work by moving electron beams back and forth behind the screen, and the earth's magnetic fields act on the electron beams, pulling them toward the field. A monitor calibrated for the Northern hemisphere can still be used in the Southern hemisphere, but the colors and the image would be slightly skewed. Most major monitor manufacturers give users the controls to manually adjust the image.
    LCD monitors are not affected by this phenomenon.

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    Ive heard something like that about flushing your toilets as well....where the water runs down counter-clockwise in the northern hemi, and clockwise in the southern half.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Akif:
      Ive heard something like that about flushing your toilets as well....where the water runs down counter-clockwise in the northern hemi, and clockwise in the southern half.
      Wow, that's interesting. So there could be many other gravitational/magnectic related phenomenons that behave differently depending on the hemisphere.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Akif:
        Ive heard something like that about flushing your toilets as well....where the water runs down counter-clockwise in the northern hemi, and clockwise in the southern half.
        not true. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/tongue.gif

        Your-resident-southern-hemispherian

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          Originally posted by who---me:
          not true. http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/tongue.gif

          Your-resident-southern-hemispherian
          Make sure its not clogged. That can interfere with the movement of water.

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