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And you thought jocks and nerds couldn’t get along? Check out what happens when you drop a basketball from the 415-foot-high Gordon Dam in Tasmania… and give it some backspin:

This is *so* not good for my vertigo…

YouTube video

Obviously, the basketball moves that way because of Jesus.

You can read more about the Magnus effect here. Very cool science and the video is such a neat way of showing it in action!

(via Veritasium)

Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.