Toilets Flush The Other Direction in Australia
Much to the chagrin of Bart Simpson, the toilets do not flush in the other direction south of the equator. The idea kind of stems from something known as the Coriolis Effect, which is why cyclones rotate. Cyclones do rotate in opposite directions between the Northern and Southern hemispheres but there is not enough water in toilets to produce the effect. Plus, the direction toilets drain is determined by the jets. Revive your boring old bathroom with an idea from one of these 12 astonishing makeovers.
Ice Cubes Will Sharpen Garbage Disposal Blades
It’s hard to imagine ice could sharpen the “blades” of a garbage disposal but somehow that has gotten perpetuated. Perhaps that’s because people have recommended using ice cubes to clean a disposal. Garbage disposals don’t have blades, but instead have two teeth-like features called impellers that grind any solids into a liquid as the unit spins. Never put these things down a garbage disposal if you want it to continue to run.