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During a recent trip to Quito, Ecuador, we visited the Museo de Sitio Intinan (literal translation: Museum of the Site of the Path of the Sun). It's an interactive open-air museum featuring ancient Ecuadorian culture, including thatched huts, totem poles and a shrunken human head. Yes, you read that right, a shrunken human head. That may be a post for another time. Suffice it to say the shrinking of heads was not always done for malign purposes.
Anyway, back to the drain thing. The main reason for the existence of this museum is that it's located directly on the equator. A red line painted on the ground (and a sign) indicates the exact mitad del mundo (middle of the world). There are various demonstrations done to show the effect of being at the middle of the world has - or doesn't have - on balance, strength, and physics. Of course, the highlight is the water draining experiment, which you can see in the two-minute video below. We'll let the video speak for itself. Just a couple of things to point out: the small leaves are used to help visualize the direction of the water as it drains. And, Ann's mind was blown. But don't take my word for it. Listen:
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