Magnus Effect basketball gif: When a small amount of spin is added to a dropped object, the object moves forward.
Geege Schuman stashed this in Physics
From Reddit: The object will move in the opposite direction of the spin to counteract the force of the air going the direction of the spin. Yeah science!
Magnus Effect drop basketball gif: http://i.imgur.com/KuayNFt.gifv
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Too short Magnus Effect basketball gif: http://i.imgur.com/dIje7dw.gifv
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