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Question 243: What scientific phenomenon is often (mistakenly) thought as having been first reported by Columbus?
Author: K. - Category: History of Science
Difficulty: 5/5 - Zone: Europe (Minus Russia)

  • The inversion of the sense of gyration of water emptying from a hole as one crosses the equator
  • The difference between the geographic & magnetic North Poles
  • The existence of Aurora Borealis above the ocean
  • The increase in the sea's level near the equator, due to the increased centrifugal force

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