Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect

How far would a basketball with backspin go?
Rotor wing experimental aircraft:
E-ship 1:
Corner kick by Kyle:

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Author Slimehound ( ago)
I like the Hello Internet reference of humble bragging.

Author Carpezo ( ago)
what i dont get is how did it bounce twice

Author intenseevils ( ago)
Not just Newton but Bernoullie's principle directly derives magnus effect.

Author Makuzi The Inuk ( ago)
hey Veritasium there's comments in the comments section about some dude plagiarizing your video.

Author Hans Petter Sørensen Grønsveen ( ago)
Spam click the Zero button on your keyboard (or the Left Arrow when you're already at the start of the video) to hear the hidden space gun!

Author jari van der Heijden ( ago)
Baseball pitcher use it with every throw

Author Geometry Dash YoshiPhysics ( ago)
Too bad that Dude Perfect set a new record for highest basketball shot at ~500m

Author Magic Gonads ( ago)
Gordon Damsey

Author llewen ebag ( ago)
is it the same effect when you spin a ping pong ball with a bat?

Author Mr Moral Man ( ago)
It's a shame that so many people copy this video and get money for it too. I'm sure you're happy that people have learned from this video either way.

Author Dreadnought 1 ( ago)
we brits say football

Author Scooby ( ago)
More comments about the video being stolen than peoples thoughts on the video.

Author Smart English ( ago)
LMAO!! You are right though, he has enough stuff named after him, but hey; he was a smart cookie (guess that's why there are cookies named Newtons, Isaac must have been named after them)

Author Joaquin Pirotto ( ago)
How efficient is this engine?

Author Abhijeet Verma ( ago)
thank you.

Author Rizwan Asghar ( ago)
but then whats the difference between the magnus effect and venturi effect ?????????

Author shawn vestey ( ago)
hey i am officially the 2,000th comment

Author Yannick P. ( ago)
Glad to see that you finally get all the views accredited to your channel dereck !

Author xanadu172 ( ago)
A rising fastball!

Author Teddy Norrell ( ago)
is this a jojo reference

Author Gavin Prince ( ago)
Do a backflip off of the dam

Author jiří Šeps ( ago)
same effect use airsoft guns. Hop up

Author Duncan Frost ( ago)
Only 855 disliked out of 34.4 Million Views... HOLLY CHICKEN NUGGETS!!!!!

Author James Mead ( ago)
Does the Magnus effect apply to non-circular objects? Would a spinning cube also be deflected? Could you address this in a future video? Thanks!

Author unwuvwevwebwe Ossas ( ago)

Author makarand shreelochan ( ago)
Amazing It helps alot in my project.So thanks for making this video

Author MICHAEL NAVE ( ago)
this is cool. Imma go report the other upload of this cuz copying you

Author Mr.Skrub ( ago)
This has 1 million more views than the stolen one

Author JP RC ( ago)
I fell like a genius after watching your vids...until I realize I'm watching another person be smart because I'm not smart enough to do what he is doing

Author Mateusz Kwiatkowski ( ago)
o skurwensyn :)

Author RagingPotato 125 ( ago)
dude perfect stole your record...

Author ReubenGamerz ( ago)
I'll bet you $26378382727278383827163839261573996152783927 dollars that u didn't read that number

You probably didn't even notice that I put a letter in the number

Looking back you realize that there is no letter

I want my like (or sub)

Author Cyclical Room357 ( ago)
Someone stole this and got over 32 MILLION views

Author yugioh guy ( ago)
Can I use this to beat the president?

Author Woodwender455 ( ago)
Are you guys serious? Veritasium stole 30m views from how ridiculous. Unless they are getting a part of this revenue idk who to blame.

Author MoeOverload ( ago)
Could this effect be improved by increasing the surface area in a similar fashion as a tesla turbine?

Author tubeist- dan ( ago)
0:47 The Magnus effect also has the little-known property of sometimes making sounds travel at the velocity of light.

Author Gaaah! ( ago)
Good. now go get those basketballs back. go on, chop chop

Author Osimac ( ago)
Rename your video to: "Watch what happens when a spinning basketball gets thrown off a dam"

Author guesswho kk ( ago)
Bouncing ball on water next to a dam. Hmm..... sound very familiar......

Please do a complete breakdown of Dambuster effect?

Author 野獣先輩 ( ago)
I can study english and have more knowledge !

Author Aditya Kumar ( ago)
hey isn't magnus effect application of the Bernoulli's principle( pressure is inversely proportional to velocity)

Author marianopicco ( ago)
I saw the stolen video, then came here to give you the proper view...

Author Jacob Phillips ( ago)
vids , the youtube channel, stole your video!!

Author Braxton Mann ( ago)
vid has been stolen

Author ZigZag Bilim ( ago)
l m from turkey.please help me Usa please

Author Nathan Young ( ago)
Watch what happens when a spinning basketball gets thrown off a dam - 31 million views by channel vids

Author Liberium ( ago)
Hi! What's going on?
I am an upcoming YouTube creator who works hard to produce some quality content. I am not asking you to subscribe or like. But if you could leave some feedback on my video(s), I would greatly appreciate that. Thanks. You won't regret it!

Author Exelios ( ago)
I always thought that effect had been described by Bernoulli in his equation linking fluid velocity and pressure differentiels

Author bobiboulon ( ago)
Your video has been stolen by another channel "Vids". Look for a video named "Watch what happens when a spinning basketball gets thrown off a dam"

Author Secret Cop ( ago)
that is science, science always cool or HOT!

Author Luca Bosi ( ago)
the ship with spinning cilinders... is it really more efficient than a "standard" ship? you need fuel to provide the necessary energy needed to spin those for hours... and they look like they weigh a lot. My point is, to make a ship move forward you have to make a lot of air go backwards. In order to do that, you need cylinders to spin very fast, and that needs an energy source to overcome internal drag due to more moving parts. Is the vantage of having those cylinders worth it? (i could be way wrong, i haven't made any calculations)

Author Mike Hunt ( ago)
a few days ago, a Harlem Globetrotter let a basketball go from the Tower of the americas in San Antonio, straight into a basket. looked very cool

Author Jordan Beagle ( ago)
Awesome video, congrats on the 34 Million views! Too bad this got freebooting so much.

Author diaboliqbeast ( ago)
Is there a reason that I got an ad with vertasium in it or am I just extremely lucked

Author Some Random Person ( ago)
would the air going with the ball be moving slower relatively compared to the air going against the spin of the ball causing the high pressure on the front to push it the other way? or where am I wrong on this

Author The Trio ( ago)
so this is how the gta5 bike glitch works

Author elon lulaj ( ago)
Dislike becuz u Said soccer

Author VitaliUS EN ( ago)

Author i like pizza ( ago)
0:27 Gav? Is that you?

Author captain Obvious ( ago)
I won't love to ride on magnus plane

Author Jeffy Ozone ( ago)

Author kupowniczek ( ago)
Does Magnus effect affects time of falling? I mean does it kind of "break" the law of falling objects-when two objects on the same height are dropped, one with vertical speed, they hit the ground at the same time....

Author Jelly Biscuit ( ago)
This is how the 23rd president was killed, ya know

Author Jill Peachy ( ago)
I just watched this from another person and I totally recognized your voice, so I came here instead.

Author dontzenyourselfout ( ago)
...amid all the Wonders of the World: the greatness of Gravity, the Spin and Rotation of matter, the very Bending of Time and Space, The Magnus Effect itself, yet what matters most is...the netting of a basketball. That's what makes us dance. Absolutely fabulous. Einstein himself. would be chuckling like crazy ...

Author Ronald Tetsuo Miura ( ago)
0:52 Hakugei!

Author Husky PVP ( ago)
Someone copied your video name Vids just so you know

Author Sami Tuffaha ( ago)
hey derek, there are new Propellers in the Market called "voith Schneider Propellers", are they related in anyway to the magnus effect?

Author dekallium ( ago)
WHO ELSE IS FROM TASMANIA? I'm lonely?????????

Author Messenger 94 ( ago)
Also used in paintballs

Author Геннадий Танин ( ago)
Мой лайк !!! модератору сайта. Углядел связь с эффектом Магнуса.
cs@df Подшипник быстроборотистый
На обоймах ролики не формируют Магнус-смещение. Не образуются магнус-задиры между роликом и обоймой. Соответственно не образуется трение и , соответственно, тепло. Ролик и обойма не сплавляются даже на быстрых оборотах.

Author Геннадий Танин ( ago)
cs@df подшипник быстрооборотистый. Нагрев удалён на основе эффекта Магнуса.

Author Bilderberg CEO ( ago)
If I jump out of a plane, and curl up in a ball, should I spin forward or backward?

Author MinionNoMore ( ago)
Why is it that I like watching a ball rotating that much? :)

Author Colby Becker ( ago)
Hi Veritasium and subscribers, I just want to let you know that there's this other channel that has posted your video and is claiming it as their own. All of us Veritassium followers should go get that channel banned. See info below:
Other Video Title: Watch what happens when a spinning basketball gets thrown off a dam
Channel: Vids

Author Magnus ( ago)
I like the name of this effect ;)

Author ChuaShaoCong ( ago)
Hey Derek, I have an engineering question that is not related to the video, but I hope you can help:

Why are there so many different types of wings, especially on fighter aircrafts. Shouldn't there be a standard wing whose shape is optimised for a particular task, be it speed, manoeuvrability, efficiency etc? If you look at the YF-23, which is supposed to perform the exact same task as the F-22 Raptor, they both have very different wing designs. Is one really better than the other?

I have been puzzled by this question or a long time and I can't seem to find the answer to my question anywhere. Do you know where I can learn more about wing shapes and how they affect the performance of an aircraft? (Or perhaps could you make a video on wing shapes? :))

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read through all the comments. I hope you can help answer my burning questions :)

Your videos are educational and informative, not to mention awesome. I have watched every single one of them! They have helped inspired me to be mire curious about my science and the world, and Veritasium 2 is extremely thought provoking, hope you keep producing awesome stuff!

Author Greek Zone ( ago)
"Then ot crashed" lul

Author moondoggy1987 ( ago)
Ever seen a baseball pitcher throw a curveball.... >_>

Author Lightningmagean ( ago)
DUDE! Someone reuploaded ur video and is making a TON of views and likes!
Just wanted to let you know...

Author Max Carlson ( ago)
someone stole your vid and has hundreds of thousands of likes

Author V.H ( ago)

Author Wilson Ong ( ago)
It was a nice damonstration

Author Islamic Stereo ( ago)
Woow. I need to kick the football as using this magnus effect ;)

Author Alex Smahlex ( ago)
No titan will be getting over THAT wall!

Author Timothy Wong ( ago)
That was so satisfying

Author Yash ( ago)
SIR,could you please post a video about the BIG CRUNCH, If possible

Author Aevan Candelaria ( ago)
Can the Magnus Effect have a ball do a loop?

Author Sad ( ago)
Hey bro a guy by the name of vids stole your video completely and got 25m views. It's also now on the front page (at least for me) but I think you should strike the video down because he's completely stealing your great video.

Author Gerald K ( ago)
I cant believe you have to actually explain this to people...

Author Rachel ( ago)
Great experiment! Loved your explanation :)

Author takeadayofff ( ago)
There is a god and his name is Isaac Newton.

Author Zaffron ( ago)
Nice idea
i am going to try throwing the ball :)

Author derek7717 ( ago)
That basketball has one goal in life: to mock the laws of physics.

Author Robotic Keyboard ( ago)

Author Danes Zalor ( ago)
the stolen video got more views because, it's title is more catchy.

Author Moto Thumper ( ago)
table tennis

Author Archduke Dirty Dan ( ago)
Physics.EXE has stopped responding

Author Nickgunson ( ago)
i live in tasmania

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