#1 By: Jason Fitzpatrick, August 30th, 2013 13:39
#2 By: Naman Sood, August 30th, 2013 13:55
If Earth had a matching rotational pattern, the Sun would rise in the West and set in the East.
Which would really make XKCD's day.
#3 By: Xhi, August 30th, 2013 17:06
Actually, Venus rotates the same a Earth, but it is flying upside down.
#4 By: Netpilot, August 30th, 2013 17:21
Where's that groan button???
#5 By: Ron_McNichol, August 31st, 2013 12:00
Doesn't Uranus also rotate on it's side? Strange days and years as sometimes the northern (arbitrary designation) hemisphere is in total darkness and sometimes the southern hemisphere. Sometimes it's axis points along it's orbit and sometimes toward or away from the Sun and all points in between.
#6 By: Farris, August 31st, 2013 19:17
Actually, I'm glad Earth rotates the way it does. Just think of all the trouble it would have caused if the explorers of the New World kept traveling into the sunset. California would never have been discovered!
#7 By: Xhi, September 1st, 2013 08:50
California would never have been discovered!
Now there's a thought to ponder.