Watch what happens what you throw a basketball with a bit of backspin. This is known as the Magnus effect, where the descending, spinning basketball drags air around it, forming areas of lower pressure and high pressure, causing it to swerve away. Check it out:
Regarding celebrating too early…
المغرب الفاسي – الجيش الملكي ضربة جزاء غريبة
This is just amazing technical achievement. Here is the first SprintCam v3 showreel, made for NAB 2009 exhibition. Mostly 1000FPS shots, made during a recent rugby competition in the Stade de France, Paris. The jelly shot is 2500FPS.
Oh you know I just realized Super Bowl is about American football and not bowling. I feel quite silly realizing this after many years.
Singapore lost, it was a good match considering that it sort of lasted quite long. Comparatively to Hong Kong’s match, it is already very good. Singapore’s table tennis team got a silver this time. This is also the first medal awarded to Singapore since our independence.
It’s a good year after all. This could well increase Olympics awareness in Singapore. It’s a little unfortunate that the table tennis team did not comprise of – ahem – too many Singapore natives. At least I can see Li Jiawei singing the Chinese national anthem too.
I guess that ends our Beijing Olympics quest for medals. I look forward to four years later.
[Note: If I could, I would have bury this post as inaccurate. It spreads around some friends and a couple of us picked it up and thought it was true.]
- Just came home from poker and wii… it was fun and tiring, all it takes is one boxing match on the wii… #