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Demonstrations of the Coanda Effect

Fluids flowing near a surface tend to follow the shape of the surface. Using Schlieren optics, we can see this behavior. It is known as the Coanda Effect and its explanation depends on viscosity, the frictional forces...

Most basketball three pointers in one minute (single ball)

For basketball fans and world record aficionados alike, the Harlem Globetrotters went after a few Guinness World Records while at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas this November. Above, Cheese Chisholm scores the ...

MVP Stephen Curry’s Ultimate Career Mixtape (2016)

Unanimously voted Most Valuable Player, scoring 402 three-pointers during the regular season, and leading the Golden State Warriors to a 73-9 record (beating Michael Jordan's '95/'96 Chicago Bulls record of 72-10), St...

STOMP makes basketball music with the Harlem Globetrotters

In celebration of the world famous Harlem Globetrotters' 90th year as an organization, Globetrotters William 'Bull' Bullard, Brawley 'Cheese' Chisholm, Tay 'Firefly' Fisher, and Chris 'Handles' Franklin teamed up with...

Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect – Veritasium

When you drop a basketball from a great height, in this case, 415 feet (126.5 m) off of Tasmania's Gordon Dam, the basketball will generally fall down into the area below where it was dropped. But what happens when yo...

FIVE/FIVE: Learning how to dunk

Brandon Todd is 5’5’’ and he can dunk. He has never believed his height to be a limitation but an opportunity to change how people view small athletes.  FIVE/FIVE, a documentary directed b...

Eddie the Sea Otter plays basketball in the pool

Eddie the Sea Otter lives at the Oregon Zoo where he practices playing basketball in the pool to help relieve the arthritis in his elbows. via Viral Viral Videos.

Pat the Roc in Let’s Go by Matt and Kim

Watch streetball player Pat the Roc (Patrick Robinson) show off some truly excellent ball handling skills in this video for Let’s Go, the first song off the album Lightning by Matt and Kim. And how ...

Alana Nichols, the first woman to win gold in two Paralympics

Alana Nichols of the women’s wheelchair basketball team admits she likes going “really fast.” “I love feeling my heart beat,” she says. Her competitive spirit took over when she started p...

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