If you go out hiking this weekend and somehow find yourself hopelessly lost in the wilderness, but suddenly remember you have a compass with you, you can use it to find north because the needle always points towards the Earth’s geographic north pole, which never changes… right?
Wrong, wrong, and wrong. And this video from MinutePhysics explains why.
(But still bring a compass with you. They do come in handy.)
Source: Universe Today, by Jason Major