Of all the sports we consider fast, most of us would not name badminton one of the world’s fastest sports, but it turns out there’s some fascinating and rather fun science behind that fact!


Let me start by saying I never thought I’d be using the words “fascinating” in the context of badminton, so as usual, this article demonstrates there’s wonder all around us!

An EWC fan sent us the link we are sharing with you today and we were drawn in immediately.

Here’s a little confession to the rest of the world that loves badminton: most North Americans know nothing about the game’s thrills. To us, the game of badminton involves smacking a shuttlecock around, often while holding a beer in one hand at a backyard barbecue.

But as we’ll find today, a big portion of the world takes their badminton very seriously.

Here’s some bewildering badminton!

Why’s it bewildering? Well, just take a look at this video from SciFri on YouTube:

Via: SciFri 1

Now I’m really looking forward to the spring thaw here in Vermont!

I’ll leave you with a few more tips…here’s another article about a fascinating sport most people don’t appreciate near enough! Check out this article below to see even more astounding stuff!

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  1. “Birdie In Flight: The Science of Badminton.” YouTube. SciFri, 26 Dec. 2014. Web. 10 Feb. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4B1SoFKnBo>.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world. Hear her latest conversations with thought leaders on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast--new episodes every Wednesday!