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What Happens When You Drop A Basketball Off Of A Dam Is Surprisingly Awesome

JULY 21, 2015

When these science-loving kids dropped a basketball from the top of a dam, something happened that they never considered. They witnessed a true act of science that helped teach them more about physics, all while doing something incredibly cool. Watch their experiment below, and learn more about the Magnus Effect, a unique force of nature that explains many cool things in the sports world.

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Now you know David Beckham's famous bending kick is caused by the Magnus Effect...and not the ball bending to his good looks.

Now, wait 'til you see what happens with this balloon...

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