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ELI5 Explain Like I'm 5: Bite sized answers to stuff you should know about - in a mini podcast

Mar 25, 2022

Why don’t hurricanes seem to hit the West Coast of the USA or Europe? What is the Coreolis effect and why does it determine which direction a hurricane spins? They say the water flushes down a toilet or down a drain in opposite directions in the northern and southern hemispheres - fact or fiction? Why did hurricanes all have female names at one stage?

... we explain like I'm five

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