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Friday Afternoon Diversion: The Science Of Slapshots

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Apr 25, 2014 8:00PM

We love the YouTube channel Smarter Every Day which combines slow motion videography with science to break down simple questions like why does a helium balloon act different than a pendulum in an accelerating van or beatboxing in slow motion.

Since the Stanley Cup Playoffs are ongoing we thought we'd share this video showing the physics behind slapshots. It's pretty amazing.