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The Physics of the Balloon Boy
Was it even possible for six-year-old Falcon Heene to have flown inside his balloon?
Real or Fake? The World’s Longest Basketball Shot
Three points! Is this shot really within the realm of physical possibility? If we time the flight, we can then...
The Ultimate Slip-and-Slide Ride: Impossible?
Now that looks like fun. Of course we intuitively know it’s completely fake, and involves the usual videographic sleight of...
The Physics of a Free-Fall Wedding
The barrier of true weightless nuptials has yet to be broken
That Meteorite Impact Last Week: Did it Really Happen?
A skeptical look at the physics of projectiles from space
How Does That Bed of Nails Really Feel?
The Breakdown looks at the physics of a remarkable feat
The Breakdown: Defying Death at the Gym
Wherein we divulge why "the guy" and his ball are as one (at least in terms of momentum)
The Physics of Free Running
Before you leap, look to Newton
A New Spin on Bowling
The Breakdown takes on the science of strikes
Levitation and Precession
Toying with physics