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The Magnus Effect

I had never heard of the Magnus Effect before, but if it explains this weird flying basketball, clue me in! Derek Muller shows us how his buddies threw a basketball off the top of the Gordon Dam in Tasmania to see what would happen. A little backspin made all the difference.

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It turns out that you can do all kinds of things by harnessing the Magnus Effect. Cool! -via Viral Viral Videos


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