If the world is a globe, why is it that people in eg Australia do not feel they are upside down?
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As a person in Australia, I can assure you that the Earth's gravitational field pulls me quite firmly towards the center of the Earth with an acceleration of about 10 m/s2.
People often get lost in the outback when quite close to roads could this have something to do with the sun going round the wrong way ?
At dawn and sunset, it is pretty clear which directions are East & West - the Sun is right near those compass points. This works in both hemispheres (but not so well in polar regions).
And I thought all Australians walked on their hands
Clifford - you had the photo upside down!
They all think they do. And the sun shines from their nether regions. That's why we Poms had to invent cricket, rugby and tennis. alancalverd, Tue, 16th Jul 2013