In Through The Out Door


Yesterday I was just going to enter a parkade circular, so as to exit the parkade, when a car came out of my entrance.

I’ve never seen that before! That’s not allowed. Once you enter the spiral you have committed yourself to leaving the building. You can’t just pop out anywhere you like.

Someday I would like to drive up a parkade circular. Maybe I can bribe a parkade nightwatchman to live my dream.

It would be more fun if I could change my steering wheel to the right-side to do it though. Hugging the center I could really get up some speed like the drivers in The Fast and the Furious 2: Tokyo Drift. (crappiest movie ever)

In Japan the circulars are clockwise. I assume they are counter-clockwise in North America. I forget.

I forget which way water drains in the Northern and Southern hemispheres too. I guess I could go look in my toilet, if I really cared.

Visiting the Equator 3 years ago, someone demonstrated the water spinning phenomenon. It was just a trick, as we were only 2 meters on either side of the Equator. I think you have to be farther away to see a difference: at least 4 meters maybe.

Supposedly at the Equator it’s easier to balance an egg on the head of a nail also. Now I know why I’ve never been able to do that very well before.

note: I bet there are no parking circulars on the Equator.

4 responses to “In Through The Out Door

  1. I loved the car drama in Tokyo Drift 🙂

    I want an american movie to do so something like that; maybe another Days of Thunder type thing? And it will be craptastic.

    The toilet bowl thing is soemthign I learned in grade school too: the Coriolis Effect. But I think that it doesn’t actually affect toilet water spin. It needs larger bodies of water, like a lake or a pond at least for it to have any noticeable influence.

    What’s a parking circular?

  2. I believe you have gone down the rabbit hole with Alice. BTW… don’t eat the mushrooms!

  3. paperdreamer: a parkade circular is – the corkscrew exit in multi-level parking lots. It looks like a waterslide for cars. When you want to leave the parking lot you drive the car down the circular exit ramp. If you are exiting from a high level, you might feel a bit dizzy when you reach street level. I don’t know what their technical name is though 😦

  4. oh! We don’t have many where I live. usually you exit the same way you came in as they’ve made one way aisles for parking (to show direction, 3 lanes —-> vv^) but mostly parking circulars are in huuuuge parking garages in bigger cities than the one i live in

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