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Does the temperature of a football impact on its distance thrown?
- Norman (age 11)
Stone Mountain, Georgia
To a very good approximation, all other things being equal (how
hard the ball is thrown and in what direction, the wind speed and
whether the football playing field is level or not), a hot football
should travel the same distance at the same speed as a cold football.
(republished on 07/12/06)
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