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Coriolis Force on a Kicked Football

An analysis inspired by a tweet from Neal deGrasse Tyson.

However, this showed up in my RSS feed with the tagline

You may know the Coriolis force from the direction the water in your flushing toilet swirls, but the same force affects a field-goal kick in football. Here’s how.

Ugh. (No, it does not manifest itself in a noticeable way in toilets or sinks) I hope Rhett has a conversation with the individual who wrote that.