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The Basketball Does Not Merely Bounce...it "runs A Program"

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Posted by M.W.Pearson on January 11, 2002 22:47:48 UTC



For asking this question, our junior science cadet, Alexander, wins a plastic whistle and a shiny sticker to put on his lunch pail!

Answer:
What occurs is explained by two of three laws of motion and the attraction/repulsion of atoms.

Knowledge was harnessed in this way by a manufacturer to amuse our primitive delight in gross phenomena.
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