American Museum of Natural History

02/02/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/02/2018 12:59

SciCafe: The Science Behind Football

Just in time for the Super Bowl this weekend, we're republishing a podcast about the science behind football. Author Ainissa Ramirez, who spoke at the Museum's SciCafe a few weeks before the New England Patriots faced off against the Seattle Seahawks at the 2015 Super Bowl, explains how prolate spheroids bounce, why Vince Lombardi was a game theorist, and why woodpeckers don't get concussions.

This podcast was originally published on January 15, 2015.

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The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.