High-speed video reveals physics tricks for shooting a rubber band

Mesmerizing footage shows how to avoid clipping your thumb when you fire

rubber band snap

RUBBER BULLET  To see how rubber bands go flying, scientists studied video of elastic launching off of thumbs and cylinders.


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