Cool Experiment: Where Does a Basketball with Backspin End Up When You Drop It from 415 Feet in the Air? July 16, 2015

Cool Experiment: Where Does a Basketball with Backspin End Up When You Drop It from 415 Feet in the Air?

And you thought jocks and nerds couldn’t get along? Check out what happens when you drop a basketball from the 415-foot-high Gordon Dam in Tasmania… and give it some backspin:

This is *so* not good for my vertigo…

Obviously, the basketball moves that way because of Jesus.

You can read more about the Magnus effect here. Very cool science and the video is such a neat way of showing it in action!

(via Veritasium)

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