VIDEO: Magnus Effect Makes Basketball Thrown From Clouds Do AMAZING Thing!

VIDEO: Magnus Effect Makes Basketball Thrown From Clouds Do AMAZING Thing!

I’m going to shamefully admit that I’d never heard of the Magnus Effect before today. I do have to admit, however, that it does some pretty cool things to this basketball when it’s thrown from a cliff above the clouds!

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From IFLScience:

We’ve shown you the Magnus Effect in spectacular action before, when a basketball was thrown from a dam. Rather than dropping vertically, the ball gracefully swerves away from its downward descent, skimming along in the waters below.

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Impressive as that was, science will always reach for the sky.

Or even just above the clouds, as this video from How Ridiculous of a basketball being thrown from a cliff shows.

Watch the video below:

Science teachers around the world take note; something like this could be an awesome field trip. I wish I had done this when I was in high school!

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