The shape of a hemisphere is half a sphere, which is a three-dimensional circle. The word "hemisphere" is derived from the Greek and means "half a sphere." The Earth is often divided into four hemispheres: Northern, Sout... More »

Toilets flush clockwise because of the design of the bowl and the drain. Contrary to popular belief, the direction in which the water swirls in a toilet is not influenced by the rotation of the Earth. More »

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Latitude is the measure, in degrees, of the distance of a location from the equator, which divides the Earth into Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Longitude is the measure, in degrees, of a location from the prime meri... More »

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The Southern Hemisphere contains all or parts of five continents, including all of Antarctica, Australia, almost all of South America, the southern third of Africa and some southern islands in Asia (parts of Indonesia). ... More »

The continents located in the southern hemisphere are Australia, Antarctica, Africa and South America. Parts of Africa and South America are also located in the northern hemisphere. More »

The only two continents located entirely in the Southern Hemisphere are Antarctica and Australia, according to About.com. Wikipedia explains that the entire mainland of Australia lies in the Southern Hemisphere, which qu... More »

A gnomonic projection is a non-conformal map projection obtained by projecting points on the surface of sphere from a sphere's center to points in a tangent plane. Developed by Thales in the 6th century B.C., it is consi... More »