WORLD’S MOST AMAZING ARCHER in Slow Motion – Smarter Every Day 130

Hey it’s me Destin, welcome back to Smarter Every Day. I know when you think about archery you think about Nottingham, and one guy in particular, Robin Hood. But I’m gonna tell you about a guy today in my home town that might even be better than Robin Hood. You’re getting Smarter Every Day. (someone […]

Rotational Tug of War – Part B – Angular Motion Level 5

Once again we have a rod of length L pivoted in its centre with forces acting along its length perpendicular to the rod. F_1 and F_2 act at either end of the rod and F_3 acts halfway between F_1’s end and the pivot. We just need the rotational equivalent of Newton’s second law, tau=I*alpha, where […]

NESert Golfing: making an NES golf game

I made a game called NESert Golfing. If you haven’t played it, there’s a link in the video description where you can download the ROM, but I’d like to talk about why I made it, and how. I’m very interested in the NES as a platform for games, and I often think about how well […]

Football physics: The “impossible” free kick – Erez Garty

In 1997, in a game between France and Brazil, a young Brazilian player named Roberto Carlos set up for a 35 meter free kick. With no direct line to the goal, Carlos decided to attempt the seemingly impossible. His kick sent the ball flying wide of the players, but just before going out of bounds, […]

Rotational Tug of War – Part A – Angular Motion Level 5

In this question we have a long rod of length L pivoted in its centre with forces applied to each end, directed perpendicularly to the rod. All we really need for this question is the angular equivalent of Newton’s second law, tau=I*alpha, where tau is the total torque, I is the moment of inertia and […]

Tug o’War – Statics Level 1

In this question we are asked about a tug of war competition between two schools: St Benedict’s and St Arthur’s. By considering the forces on the rope we can write down an equation in terms of x, y, A and B. Since neither team is winning in this competition we know that the rope must […]

CRAZY FOOTBALL | Footbrawl Playground

*WAPSSH* Top of the morning to you, laddies. My name is Jacksepticeye, and welcome to a game called “Super Footbrawl Playground.” There’s a game coming out– I should preface all of this- There’s a game coming out eventually called “Footbrawl.” Which looks really, really fun. It’s like a soccer game. It’s kind of like a […]

Physics of Football

Weber rolling out. And he’s gonna throw deep for Decker. What a grab! Touchdown, Minnesota! Looks like that hit on Golden Gopher wide receiver Eric Decker didn’t feel too good. Decker shaken up as he got hammered. The blast from Cal safety Sean Cattouse had enough force to cut Decker’s jaw open. And while Decker […]

Ride on Cars vs Mini Drift Cart Tug o War Challenge!

How Hard Can You Hit a Golf Ball? (at 100,000 FPS) – Smarter Every Day 216

– Three, two, one. Oh, wow, that was loud! – That was way louder than I thought. – Hey, it’s me, Destin. Welcome back to Smarter Every Day. Today’s question is fascinating. How hard can you hit a golf ball? That seems like a really simple question, but it’s very complex. For example, think about […]