Phenomena

Giant Vortex Cannon

Playing with a vortex cannon is a ton of fun, and they are remarkably easy to make. You can knock over cups or card houses, create art, or just try your best Big Bad Wolf impression. Or you can supersize things like one group in the Czech Republic did and build a 3m vortex cannon capable of firing 100m! (Seriously, watch it in action here.) And if you’d like to learn more about how vortex rings form and why they’re useful in nature and engineering, check out my vortex ring video. (Image credit: Laborky Cz, source; via Gizmodo)

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