Which way do australians spin when too drunk?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Linas, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Linas


    Jan 6, 2005
    Heres a question. When you get too drunk and the room starts spinning, do you think the spinning of the room changes depending on which hempsphere of the globe you are on? i have been wondering this question for a long time.
  2. fenderx55


    Jan 15, 2005
    I would assume it mostly depends on which hand you're holding your drink in.
  3. urban myth

    australian's don't notice a room spinning, we are generally passed out.
  4. Truer words were never typed.
  5. nateo

    nateo Schubie Fan #1

    Mar 2, 2003
    Ottawa, Ontario
    I've never found a room to spin either. Maybe Canadians and Australians are really long lost cousins?

    I have, however, found rooms to suddenly become very sideways, a situation that is usually not remedied until the next morning.

  6. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    I like the fact that however many times I get drunk and fall over, that first moment of horizontality always feels like it's not me that's suddenly moved at a 90 degree angle but the rest of the world.
  7. Kosko


    Dec 12, 2005
    One of the funniest thread titles I've ever seen. I think I'll have to make the room spin tonight.
  8. when ive had far too much to drink, everything spins from left to right, but on an upwards angle.

    When that happens, you know the day after is gonna suck. Even closing your eyes or laying down doesnt help, just as bad.
  9. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
  10. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    The alcohol-induced Coriolus Effect is more pronounced the further you get from the Equator.
  11. txbasschik


    Nov 11, 2005
    Leander, Texas
    In Texas, rooms spin, but farm roads go all sideways.

    Found that out when I was 18, on NYE. I stopped and watched it be sideways for quite a while, and didn't drive any more until it was back horizontal again.

    Cherie ;-)
  12. I think it might be high time for a round of the Philosophers Drinking Song!!


    (pauses to take a breath)

    Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
    who was very rarely stable
    Heidegger Heidegger was a boozy beggar
    who could think you under the table
    David Hume could out consume
    Wilhelm Frederich Hegel
    And Wittigenstein was a drunken swine
    who was just as sloshed as Schelgel

    There's nothing Nietzche couldn't teach ya
    'bout the raising of the wrist
    Socrates himself was permanently pissed

    John Stuart Mill, of his own free will
    after half a pint of shandy was particularly ill
    Plato they say, could stick it away
    Half a crate of whiskey every day
    Aristotle Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle
    Hobbes was fond of his dram
    And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart
    "I drink therefore I am!!"

    Yes Socrates himself is particularly missed
    A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed!


    Rock on
  13. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Here's another question: Why does an underage kid from the USA care about the drinking habits of people half a world away?
  14. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    yeah, underage kids thinking about booze, that never happens. :eyebrow:
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Whether it happens or not is beside the point.

    The point is TB was not created to facilitate or enable this kind of behavior.

    :eyebrow: Right back at you.
  16. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    A mildly amusing thread about the possible effects of drinking in the southern hemisphere isn't allowed in the off topic forum?

    I had no idea...
  17. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    What do you mean "isn't allowed"? The thread is here, isn't it?
  18. Oxblood

    Oxblood Banned

    Apr 17, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Hey didn't I just post something in this thread?
  19. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    Well, you're the mod and you just said that 'TB was not created to facilitate or enable this kind of behaviour', I assumed it was a precursor to closing the thread?
  20. Tom Crofts

    Tom Crofts

    Mar 15, 2001
    I saw nothing.