Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect

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  • Daryl Pinksen
    Daryl Pinksen 6 hours ago

    Will the Magnus effect work if the surface of the spinning object is (near) frictionless?

  • Tristan Cox
    Tristan Cox 9 hours ago

    dude perfect beat their record....

  • recon440
    recon440 3 days ago

    Very cool. Much more interesting than these morons dropping iPhones off of buildings.

  • Sohil Shah
    Sohil Shah 3 days ago

    very enlightening!

  • KHI
    KHI 8 days ago

    Great work

  • Rico Rodriguez
    Rico Rodriguez 11 days ago

    Some video stealing prick took your videos and got more views and likes than u. His name is vid btw

  • James Cox
    James Cox 12 days ago

    Dam, I had a ball watching this video. It really lifted me up.

  • Daniele Scotece
    Daniele Scotece 14 days ago


  • Aaron Conlon
    Aaron Conlon 21 day ago

    One of the things I like most about your videos is that they keep me busy and thinking long after they're over; I had never heard of the Magnus effect before. Thanks!

  • Michael Block
    Michael Block 24 days ago

    a Channel named Vids has this video too?

  • Ian's Incredible Imagination

    I feel more smart, I'm a nerd (smart)

  • joycelyn barrera
    joycelyn barrera 26 days ago

    dude perfect is probity not happy

  • Mustafa Malik
    Mustafa Malik 1 month ago

    That moment when you go to make a world record and make physics lol

  • Slimehound
    Slimehound 1 month ago

    I like the Hello Internet reference of humble bragging.

  • Carpezo
    Carpezo 1 month ago

    what i dont get is how did it bounce twice

  • intenseevils
    intenseevils 1 month ago

    Not just Newton but Bernoullie's principle directly derives magnus effect.

  • Makuzi The Inuk
    Makuzi The Inuk 1 month ago

    hey Veritasium there's comments in the comments section about some dude plagiarizing your video.

  • Hans Petter Sørensen Grønsveen

    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!

  • jari van der Heijden

    Baseball pitcher use it with every throw

  • Geometry Dash YoshiPhysics

    Too bad that Dude Perfect set a new record for highest basketball shot at ~500m

  • Magic Gonads
    Magic Gonads 1 month ago

    Gordon Damsey

  • llewen ebag
    llewen ebag 1 month ago

    is it the same effect when you spin a ping pong ball with a bat?

  • Mr Moral Man
    Mr Moral Man 1 month 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.

  • Dreadnought 1
    Dreadnought 1 1 month ago

    we brits say football

  • Scooby
    Scooby 1 month ago

    More comments about the video being stolen than peoples thoughts on the video.

  • Smart English
    Smart English 1 month 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)

  • Joaquin Pirotto
    Joaquin Pirotto 1 month ago

    How efficient is this engine?

  • Abhijeet Verma
    Abhijeet Verma 1 month ago

    thank you.

  • Rizwan Asghar
    Rizwan Asghar 1 month ago

    but then whats the difference between the magnus effect and venturi effect ?????????

  • shawn vestey
    shawn vestey 1 month ago

    hey i am officially the 2,000th comment

  • Yannick P.
    Yannick P. 2 months ago

    Glad to see that you finally get all the views accredited to your channel dereck !

  • Xanadu172
    Xanadu172 2 months ago

    A rising fastball!

  • Teddy Norrell
    Teddy Norrell 2 months ago

    is this a jojo reference

  • Gavin Prince
    Gavin Prince 2 months ago

    Do a backflip off of the dam

  • jiří Šeps
    jiří Šeps 2 months ago

    same effect use airsoft guns. Hop up

  • Duncan Frost
    Duncan Frost 2 months ago

    Only 855 disliked out of 34.4 Million Views... HOLLY CHICKEN NUGGETS!!!!!

  • James Mead
    James Mead 2 months 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!

  • unwuvwevwebwe Ossas
    unwuvwevwebwe Ossas 3 months ago


  • makarand shreelochan
    makarand shreelochan 3 months ago

    Amazing It helps alot in my project.So thanks for making this video

    MICHAEL NAVE 3 months ago

    this is cool. Imma go report the other upload of this cuz copying you

  • Mr.Skrub
    Mr.Skrub 3 months ago

    This has 1 million more views than the stolen one

  • JP RC
    JP RC 3 months 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

  • Mateusz Kwiatkowski
    Mateusz Kwiatkowski 3 months ago

    o skurwensyn :)

  • RagingPotato 125
    RagingPotato 125 3 months ago

    dude perfect stole your record...

  • ReubenGamerz
    ReubenGamerz 3 months 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)

  • Cyclical Room357
    Cyclical Room357 4 months ago

    Someone stole this and got over 32 MILLION views

  • yugioh guy
    yugioh guy 4 months ago

    Can I use this to beat the president?

  • Woodwender455
    Woodwender455 4 months 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.

  • MoeOverload
    MoeOverload 4 months ago

    Could this effect be improved by increasing the surface area in a similar fashion as a tesla turbine?

  • tubeist- dan
    tubeist- dan 4 months ago

    0:47 The Magnus effect also has the little-known property of sometimes making sounds travel at the velocity of light.

  • Gaaah!
    Gaaah! 4 months ago

    Good. now go get those basketballs back. go on, chop chop

  • Osimac
    Osimac 4 months ago

    Rename your video to: "Watch what happens when a spinning basketball gets thrown off a dam"

  • guesswho kk
    guesswho kk 4 months ago

    Bouncing ball on water next to a dam. Hmm..... sound very familiar......

    Please do a complete breakdown of Dambuster effect?

  • 野獣先輩
    野獣先輩 4 months ago

    I can study english and have more knowledge !

  • Aditya Kumar
    Aditya Kumar 4 months ago

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

  • marianopicco
    marianopicco 4 months ago

    I saw the stolen video, then came here to give you the proper view...

  • Jacob Phillips
    Jacob Phillips 4 months ago

    vids , the youtube channel, stole your video!!

  • Braxton Mann
    Braxton Mann 4 months ago

    vid has been stolen

  • ZigZag Bilim
    ZigZag Bilim 5 months ago

    l m from turkey.please help me Usa please

  • Nathan Young
    Nathan Young 5 months ago

    Watch what happens when a spinning basketball gets thrown off a dam - 31 million views by channel vids

  • Liberium
    Liberium 5 months 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!

  • Exelios
    Exelios 5 months ago

    I always thought that effect had been described by Bernoulli in his equation linking fluid velocity and pressure differentiels

  • bobiboulon
    bobiboulon 5 months 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"

  • Secret Cop
    Secret Cop 5 months ago

    that is science, science always cool or HOT!

  • Luca Bosi
    Luca Bosi 5 months 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)

  • Mike Hunt
    Mike Hunt 5 months 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

  • Some Good in This World

    Awesome video, congrats on the 34 Million views! Too bad this got freebooting so much.

  • diaboliqbeast
    diaboliqbeast 5 months ago

    Is there a reason that I got an ad with vertasium in it or am I just extremely lucked

  • Some Random Person
    Some Random Person 5 months 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

  • The Trio
    The Trio 5 months ago

    so this is how the gta5 bike glitch works

  • elon lulaj
    elon lulaj 5 months ago

    Dislike becuz u Said soccer

  • VitaliUS EN
    VitaliUS EN 5 months ago


  • yee boi
    yee boi 5 months ago

    0:27 Gav? Is that you?

  • captain Obvious
    captain Obvious 6 months ago

    I won't love to ride on magnus plane

  • Jeffy Ozone
    Jeffy Ozone 6 months ago


  • kupowniczek
    kupowniczek 6 months 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....

  • Jelly Biscuit
    Jelly Biscuit 6 months ago

    This is how the 23rd president was killed, ya know

  • Jill Peachy
    Jill Peachy 6 months ago

    I just watched this from another person and I totally recognized your voice, so I came here instead.

  • dontzenyourselfout
    dontzenyourselfout 6 months 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 ...

  • Ronald Tetsuo Miura
    Ronald Tetsuo Miura 6 months ago

    0:52 Hakugei!

  • Husky PVP
    Husky PVP 7 months ago

    Someone copied your video name Vids just so you know

  • Sami Tuffaha
    Sami Tuffaha 7 months ago

    hey derek, there are new Propellers in the Market called "voith Schneider Propellers", are they related in anyway to the magnus effect?

  • dekallium
    dekallium 7 months ago

    WHO ELSE IS FROM TASMANIA? I'm lonely?????????

  • Messenger 94
    Messenger 94 7 months ago

    Also used in paintballs

  • Геннадий Танин

    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.

  • Геннадий Танин

    cs@df подшипник быстрооборотистый. Нагрев удалён на основе эффекта Магнуса.

  • Bilderberg CEO
    Bilderberg CEO 7 months ago

    If I jump out of a plane, and curl up in a ball, should I spin forward or backward?

    • Googelplus Sucksys
      Googelplus Sucksys 7 months ago

      Depends on whether you want to go forward or backward. Unfortunately, no direction will keep you in the air longer though, as this effect only works perpendicular to the direction of motion.

  • MinionNoMore
    MinionNoMore 7 months ago

    Why is it that I like watching a ball rotating that much? :)

    • Kaotic Phoenix
      Kaotic Phoenix 5 months ago

      MinionNoMore Idk maybe because it looked as if it was gliding :O

  • Colby Becker
    Colby Becker 7 months 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

  • Magnus
    Magnus 7 months ago

    I like the name of this effect ;)

  • ChuaShaoCong
    ChuaShaoCong 7 months 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!

    • Googelplus Sucksys
      Googelplus Sucksys 6 months ago

      +ChuaShaoCong I'm a pilot and read into this a lot when studying aerodynamics. 

    • ChuaShaoCong
      ChuaShaoCong 6 months ago

      Ah, thanks for the in depth explanation! How do you know all of this?

    • Oxofon Tulen
      Oxofon Tulen 6 months ago

      wow.. UTFG

    • Googelplus Sucksys
      Googelplus Sucksys 7 months ago

      According to Wikipedia, the YF-22 was more agile than the faster, stealthier YF-23. What you have to appreciate is that there are many ways to complete any given mission and two different designers will almost always make different designs, because they have different knowledge and experience as well as different science and technology available to them. Finally, they may value different properties differently: what weapons it can carry and in what amount, how much maintenance it needs, how long airfields it needs, acceleration, cruise speed, top speed, minimum speed (for ground attack aircraft), climb speed, stall speed, altitude ceiling, radar capabilites, radar avoidance capabilities, how much fuel it can carry, loiter time, range, expense, aerodynamic properties (agility, handling, stability), and so on and on... even aircraft with the same mission can have different properties and need different wings, or have different wings even if they are the same, because they want to achieve slightly different things. On and on and...

    • Googelplus Sucksys
      Googelplus Sucksys 7 months ago

      All fighter wings are perfectly adapted (according to the engineers, anyway) to the aircraft it carries. But, since all fighter aircraft are different, the wings must be different. Sorry to say: obviously! The YF-23 was a test aircraft (AFAIK) and never went into full production, suggesting it was quite significantly worse than the Raptor wing indeed! Here's the Wikipedia entry you need (it's glorious):

  • Greek Zone
    Greek Zone 7 months ago

    "Then ot crashed" lul

  • moondoggy1987
    moondoggy1987 7 months ago

    Ever seen a baseball pitcher throw a curveball.... >_>

  • Lightningmagean
    Lightningmagean 7 months ago

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

  • Max Carlson
    Max Carlson 7 months ago

    someone stole your vid and has hundreds of thousands of likes

  • V.H
    V.H 8 months ago


  • Wilson Ong
    Wilson Ong 8 months ago

    It was a nice damonstration

  • Islamic Stereo
    Islamic Stereo 8 months ago

    Woow. I need to kick the football as using this magnus effect ;)

  • Alex Smahlex
    Alex Smahlex 8 months ago

    No titan will be getting over THAT wall!

  • Timothy Wong
    Timothy Wong 8 months ago

    That was so satisfying

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