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This Basketball Is Thrown From Above The Clouds And The Magnus Effect Makes It Do Something Pretty Awesome

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Morenike Adebayo

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clockJul 31 2015, 16:46 UTC
1424 This Basketball Is Thrown From Above The Clouds And The Magnus Effect Makes It Do Something Pretty Awesome
"This is the insane Magnus Effect!" How Ridiculous/YouTube

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.

 

 

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[H/T: How Ridiculous]


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