Each ball weighs differently, causing each one to bounce to a specific height, and when precisely placed in the dust pans and thrown down… 2013
EVERY TIME this comes up on my dash i just sit here and stare at it FOREVERRRRRrr.
Reblog while you can, the year’s almost over D:
this gif is the definition of a science boner.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK THIS IS NOT REAL SHUT UP AND SIT DOWN I’M GOING TO LEARN YOU A THING
THE MAN THROWING THOSE BALLS IS RUSSIAN PING PONG CHAMPION ANDREI ROCHEVIK. HE HAS PERFECT COORDINATION WITH THESE BALLS AND HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THEM SINCE HE WAS A FUCKING TODDLER. WHAT WERE YOU DOING AT 3 YEARS OLD MOTHERFUCKER
EACH BALL WAS MADE FOR THIS DEMONSTRATION SPECIFICALLY. THEIR WEIGHT IS CALCULATED BY RUSSIA’S BEST MATHEMATICIANS. YOU THOUGHT CALCULUS WAS HARD. TRY ADVANCED ALGEBRAIC PHYSICAL MATHEMATICS. THEY KNOW MORE ABOUT MATH THAN YOUR FUCKING CALCULATOR. THEY GRADUATED TOP IN THEIR CLASS. IN THE WORLD.
THE ROOM IS A VACUUM. THERE IS NO AIR TO GET IN THE WAY OF THESE BALLS. THE ROOM IS PERFECTLY PERPENDICULAR WITH THE EARTH’S GRAVITATIONAL PULL. ANDREI HAD TO WEAR A MASK TO BREATH WHILE DOING THIS. WHEN THEY WERE FILMING THE GAS MASK BROKE AND ANDREI ALMOST DIED. BUT HE DIDN’T HE SURVIVED AND FINISHED THE PROJECT
SO CLOSE TO DEATH HE IMMEDIATELY RUSHED TO PROPOSED TO HIS BOYFRIEND. THAT’S RIGHT HE IS ALSO GAY. BUT LIVING IN RUSSIA HE COULDN’T GET MARRIED SO THE FOUNDATION FOR PING PONG MATHEMATICS PAYED FOR HIM TO MOVE TO CANADA.
NOW HE’S LIVING IN QUEBEC WITH HIS HUSBAND AND THEY ARE TRYING TO ADOPT A CHILD. WHEN HE WENT TO APPLY FOR AN ADOPTION HE IMMEDIATELY GOT TWO CHILDREN WHEN THEY RECOGNIZED IT WAS HIM.
KEEP LIKING AND REBLOGGING THIS POST TO GET ENOUGH ATTENTION SO THEY CAN RAISE MONEY TO DO THIS FOR 2014. TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO SAY THIS IS FAKE. WE NEED TO SIGNAL BOOST THIS PEOPLE
jeff you are so smart this is why you have a masters degree in ping pong and also a doctorate in smartypants
This is why we need to research things. Like users moniquill and supnightowl have said, this was created by superb animator Rafael Sommerhalder. I don’t even know how the hell this would be done IRL. Check it out.
Say we have two scoops of balls of different weights.
When you toss the scoops up you want to have them make two W shapes, as seen below.
But in doing so you only control the vertical movement of each ball by having them be of different weights. So for ball 1 you’ll have a specific y coordinate (x,8), with 8 corresponding to 8 inches off the ground. You are a wizard of calculated bouncing.
However, in this scenario you won’t be controlling the horizontal placement of each ball. You won’t be able to move the balls around in the scoops so that they end up at the perfect location, like ball 1 being at (2,8). The moment those ping pong balls hit the air, they are going to move around and not fall in a perfect flat plane like you’d expect them to.
This is what you assume’s gonna happen (top view).
But here is one event that will happen if by some miracle the balls don’t go all over the place. They’re still bouncing up at the perfect y height but their x horizontal location could be like this:
They’ll bounce to a certain height because you’ve controlled the vertical movement of each ball, but there is a vertical component. That’s what Rafael Sommerhalder did— he controlled the vertical component by animating it.
I won’t even explain this in real physics terms because I’m just an English major