Bowling has been reinvented many times over the past seven thousand years but especially in the last 30. This is the fascinating physics of balls, oil, lane and pins. A portion of this video was sponsored by Salesforce. Go to https://salesforce.com/veritasium to learn more.
Huge thanks to Steve Kloempken and all of Storm Bowling for letting us visit and get a glimpse into the crazy world of bowling. Huge thanks to legends Chris Barnes and Pete Weber for taking the time to bowl with us. Huge thanks to Creative Electron for their help with getting the bowling balls Xrayed. Check out their work here: https://creativeelectron.com/ Thanks to Ron Hatfield and James Freeman for their help with research. Check out their great book, Bowling Beyond the Basics: https://ve42.co/HatfieldFreeman'>https://ve42.co/HatfieldFreeman Thanks to the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) and Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) for their help with accessing archival data and footage. Special thanks to Rod Cross for physics consultation. Thanks to Bill Guszczo for giving us the idea to make this video in the first place.
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Written by Derek Muller and Emily Zhang Animations by Mike Radjabov and Iván Tello Filmed by Derek Muller, Trenton Oliver, and Emily Zhang Edited by Trenton Oliver SFX by Shaun Clifford Additional video supplied by Getty Images Music from Epidemic Sounds Produced by Derek Muller, Petr Lebedev, and Emily Zhang