Surprising Applications of the Magnus Effect

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  • Mango Lassi
    Mango Lassi 13 hours ago

    When you use HUMBLEBRAG in your video, and someones FREEBOOTS it onto Facebook.

  • Deetex Seraphine
    Deetex Seraphine 2 days ago

    Basketballs, or BBs. A common part in Airsoft rifles is a part named the Hopup chamber/moduble/assembly, which applies a bit of backspin to the BB effectively straightening the trajectory and extending range slightly. Too much "Hop" causes the BB to drift upwards in flight and too little "Hop" has deminishing results.


    Can you explain how the basketball was able to bounce one the water?

  • Sid da kid
    Sid da kid 6 days ago

    35 million views and not even 10k likes.... seems legit

  • Alucard Pawpad
    Alucard Pawpad 7 days ago


  • Zom Bee Nature
    Zom Bee Nature 22 days ago

    If they had spun it the opposite way then it would have hit the dam, right?

  • Adrian Bakken Sundmoen

    The top of those cylinders look like they are entering a hole in the sky

  • Kaleb Bruwer
    Kaleb Bruwer 25 days ago

    Tried this with a tennisball, apparently 50m isn't enough to let it work with a tennisball...

  • Brandon Robson
    Brandon Robson 28 days ago

    This explains why in GTA motorcycles fly if you apply a little spin



  • Saul Moses
    Saul Moses 1 month ago

    This is what I thought about when I first watch the video

  • Rave Tacco
    Rave Tacco 1 month ago

    Vsauce? More like Vsellout.

  • Gierom Yumang
    Gierom Yumang 1 month ago

    who else watches these videos just for the fun of it?

  • killer instinct
    killer instinct 1 month ago

    learn about ball is a ball with a seam.conventional swing and reverse swing are two important phenomena in cricket.

  • u8y7541
    u8y7541 1 month ago

    Why does the basketball make such a huge sound when it hits the water?

  • eric t
    eric t 1 month ago

    I never knew the name of the effect that makes a curveball curve. A curveball curves downward, anywhere between 12 to 6, and 2 to 8 depending on the angle of downward spin ( for a righty). I've heard from many folks who know baseball say that physics dictates even if you put a huge amount of upward RPM's on a ball, it's impossible to make it rise. Does anyone know if this is true and why, or why not? When certain pitchers with a lot of velocity, like Doc Gooden for example throw a fastball, it sure looks like it rises from the batter's belt to his numbers. However many other power pitchers like Noah Syndergaard have movement on their fastball, just not upwards.

  • Victor Hugo L.H.
    Victor Hugo L.H. 1 month ago

    Very informative! Thanks.

  • SG 120 Official
    SG 120 Official 1 month ago

    If you want to create more lift why not just put flaps on the cylinders.

  • Daryl Pinksen
    Daryl Pinksen 1 month ago

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

  • Tristan Cox
    Tristan Cox 1 month ago

    dude perfect beat their record....

  • recon440
    recon440 1 month ago

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

  • Sohil Shah
    Sohil Shah 1 month ago

    very enlightening!

  • KHI
    KHI 1 month ago

    Great work

  • Rico Rodriguez
    Rico Rodriguez 2 months 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 2 months ago

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

  • Daniele Scotece
    Daniele Scotece 2 months ago


  • Aaron Conlon
    Aaron Conlon 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago

    dude perfect is probity not happy

  • Mustafa Malik
    Mustafa Malik 2 months ago

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

  • Slimehound
    Slimehound 2 months ago

    I like the Hello Internet reference of humble bragging.

  • Carpezo
    Carpezo 2 months ago

    what i dont get is how did it bounce twice

  • intenseevils
    intenseevils 2 months ago

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

  • Makuzi The Inuk
    Makuzi The Inuk 2 months 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
    jari van der Heijden 3 months ago

    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 3 months ago

    Gordon Damsey

  • llewen ebag
    llewen ebag 3 months ago

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

  • Mr Moral Man
    Mr Moral Man 3 months 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 3 months ago

    we brits say football

  • Scooby
    Scooby 3 months ago

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

  • Smart English
    Smart English 3 months 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 3 months ago

    How efficient is this engine?

  • Abhijeet Verma
    Abhijeet Verma 3 months ago

    thank you.

  • Rizwan Asghar
    Rizwan Asghar 3 months ago

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

  • shawn vestey
    shawn vestey 3 months ago

    hey i am officially the 2,000th comment

  • Yannick P.
    Yannick P. 3 months ago

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

  • Xanadu172
    Xanadu172 3 months ago

    A rising fastball!

  • Teddy Norrell
    Teddy Norrell 3 months ago

    is this a jojo reference

  • Gavin Prince
    Gavin Prince 4 months ago

    Do a backflip off of the dam

  • jiří Šeps
    jiří Šeps 4 months ago

    same effect use airsoft guns. Hop up

  • Duncan Frost
    Duncan Frost 4 months ago

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

  • James Mead
    James Mead 4 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 5 months ago


  • makarand shreelochan
    makarand shreelochan 5 months ago

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

    MICHAEL NAVE 5 months ago

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

  • Mr.Skrub
    Mr.Skrub 5 months ago

    This has 1 million more views than the stolen one

  • JP RC
    JP RC 5 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 5 months ago

    o skurwensyn :)

  • RagingPotato 125
    RagingPotato 125 5 months ago

    dude perfect stole your record...

  • ReubenGamerz
    ReubenGamerz 5 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 5 months ago

    Someone stole this and got over 32 MILLION views

  • yugioh guy
    yugioh guy 5 months ago

    Can I use this to beat the president?

  • Woodwender455
    Woodwender455 5 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 6 months ago

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

  • tubeist- dan
    tubeist- dan 6 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! 6 months ago

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

  • Osimmac
    Osimmac 6 months ago

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

  • guesswho kk
    guesswho kk 6 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 6 months ago

    I can study english and have more knowledge !

  • Aditya Kumar
    Aditya Kumar 6 months ago

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

  • marianopicco
    marianopicco 6 months ago

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

  • Jacob Phillips
    Jacob Phillips 6 months ago

    vids , the youtube channel, stole your video!!

  • Braxton Mann
    Braxton Mann 6 months ago

    vid has been stolen

  • ZigZag Bilim
    ZigZag Bilim 6 months ago

    l m from turkey.please help me Usa please

  • Nathan Young
    Nathan Young 6 months ago

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

  • Liberium
    Liberium 6 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 7 months ago

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

  • bobiboulon
    bobiboulon 7 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 7 months ago

    that is science, science always cool or HOT!

  • Luca Bosi
    Luca Bosi 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

    so this is how the gta5 bike glitch works

  • elon lulaj
    elon lulaj 7 months ago

    Dislike becuz u Said soccer

  • VitaliUS EN
    VitaliUS EN 7 months ago


  • yee boi
    yee boi 7 months ago

    0:27 Gav? Is that you?

  • captain Obvious
    captain Obvious 7 months ago

    I won't love to ride on magnus plane

  • Jeffy Ozone
    Jeffy Ozone 7 months ago


  • kupowniczek
    kupowniczek 7 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 8 months ago

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

  • Jill Peachy
    Jill Peachy 8 months ago

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

  • dontzenyourselfout
    dontzenyourselfout 8 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 8 months ago

    0:52 Hakugei!

  • Husky PVP
    Husky PVP 8 months ago

    Someone copied your video name Vids just so you know

  • Sami Tuffaha
    Sami Tuffaha 8 months ago

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

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