Saturday, August 14, 2010

Perhaps the Most Boring Post You'll Read All Month

I accidentally (Cocktails, ahem) turned on the ceiling fan before Gancey Girlfriend and I went to bed last night, and I guess it triggered her allergies and she's been stuffy all day. Oops. At least I didn't flip on the garbage disposal and leave it on all night.*

Anyway, when I woke up, I was too tired to move from biking thousands of miles (see Rickshaw posts to come) and the aformentioned cocktails, that I was just lying there staring at the ceiling fan. I noticed something: It spins counter clockwise. I thought for sure fans would spin clockwise, and some go both ways (AC/DC), right?

I got thinking about pretending to want to buy a fan at Home Depot and insisting that my fan only spin clockwise. Would the sales guy be able to say which way it spun? Would that even be in the directions?

Help with these questions and check out the direction of your ceiling fan, Seven Readers, and be honest: Is this the most boring post you've ever read?
*No, Gancey Girlfriend does not have the Batman ceiling fan. That's even too dorky for me, so not likely she would own that sucker.


JerseySjov said...

i dont have a ceiling fan in my apartment...

because the blades are angled, spinning them one way pushes air down and spinning them the other way sucks air up. i'm sure there's air science to explain why this is.

have you ever looked at your fan when it's going really really fast and tried to follow one blade with your eyes?

Heff said...

I was just about to fuck with you about the Batman ceiling fan !

I know what everyone says, but I don't think it makes a damn differnce one way or the other which direction the fan spins. It's ALL WIND !