Humidity Don’t Mean a Thing to Make the Ball Swing

It’s long been assumed that humidity in the atmosphere causes the cricket ball to swing through the air when it leaves the bowler’s hand. Well, apparently that’s wrong. According to an article on the BBC website today, scientists have put this theory to the test and have found it wanting. The new theory is that it’s the stillness of the air under cloud cover that causes the ball to move. And that’s also true of the baseball.

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