Sam, I’m glad that you enjoyed the article, and I thank you for the comments! I enjoyed your suggestions for additional analogies to explain the Coriolis Effect. Your analogy of a stiff wind is indeed easy to understand, which is a great advantage. The one drawback is that the direction of the “wind” depends upon which direction you throw the ball. If you are throwing the ball away from the equator, then the “wind” blows west to east — but if you turn around and throw the ball towards the equator, then the “wind” shifts direction and comes out of the east!