By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Watch What This Ball Does Thanks To Some Weird Science You’ve Probably Never Heard Of.

Remember How Ridiculous, the group of friends from Australia who threw a basketball from 415 feet in the air, making the shot and setting a world record? It was probably one of the most impressive things we've ever seen, and of course, there's science behind it all.

It's called the Magnus effect, and this video explains exactly why and how the guys from How Ridiculous could make a shot like that - it also explains how the Magnus effect is applied in other surprisingly practical parts of life as well. Check out the video below and prepare to have your mind blown.

Source: Veritasium