Lisa tells Bart that toilet water swirls in the opposite direction in the Southern Hemisphere. Determined to find out if this is true, Bart makes a collect call to Australia. When the father of the boy he called finds out about the charges, it sparks an international incident. The Simpsons must travel to Australia to repair relations with the United States. Written by
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The places Bart calls include Santiago in Chile, Antarctica Naval Research Station, New Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Unnamed Settlement, and Disputed Zone. See more
According to the phone bill Homer receives with Bart's long distance charges the calls were made between 8:45 and 10:15 am. Bart would have had to made the calls in the afternoon, as after he hangs up on the six hour call to Australia it is nighttime in Springfield. See more
No fair! You only won because you had the inside track. If the water had been going the other way...
It never goes the other way, Bart. In the Northern Hemisphere, water always drains counter-clockwise. It's called the Coriolis Effect.
No way! Water doesn't obey your "rules." It goes where it wants to. Like me, babe.
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