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The archer's paradox in slow motion

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Did you know arrows consistently bend before they hit their target? It's called the archer's paradox, and it's known as the demon for all archers. But how do archers work around it? SmarterEveryDay investigates.

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The physics behind the wild wobble of Brady Ellison's arrows - Wired
Let's look at the arrow in archery. It seems so simple: fletching, a shaft, and a point. It's basically a sharp stick with some feathers. But if you watch an arrow fly in slow motion, you see something cool.
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