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According to Wikipedia: In the United States, a carousel goes counter-clockwise. In many EU-states (the UK, the Netherlands, etc.), the carousel goes the other way around; clockwise. The reason for this is subject of much speculation.
People who are right handed find it easier, in general, to push the merry-go-round in a counterclockwise direction. Most merry-go-rounds are capable of spinning either way.

Carousels typically rotate counterclockwise.
Merry-go-rounds turn anti- or counter-clockwise.
I think its b/c the other way makes ppl more dizzy..
counter clockwise

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It's axis in the center, a pole.

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counter clockwise!

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