The Physics of Hanging Clothes

Science fact: In the Northern Hemisphere, clothes hangers are made to point to the left

But in the Southern Hemisphere, clothes hangers are made to hang to the right

That explains why the best international hotels provide clothes hangers without hooks

And you don’t even have to go to The Equator to find them.

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4 Responses to The Physics of Hanging Clothes

  1. susan maclean says:

    When I read the title, my initial thought was “hanging clothes on a clothesline”. Silly me.

  2. Dorothy says:

    Hmmmm … I just thought it was a right-handed thing! As always, a fascinating factoid!!! (And, I also was anticipating a clothesline education! I remember my mom always trying to hang creatively to save line-space and pins! I still love an air dried sheet) 👏🏻👏🏻😘👏🏻👏🏻

    • Craig says:

      It amuses me that some of my non-physics readers seemed disappointed that this wasn’t really about physics! Thanks y’all for stopping by… Miss you.

  3. Eric says:

    So . . . do clothes simply slide off at the Equator? ;~)

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