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Coriolis Effect

1918: When the Germans began bombarding the French capital from 120 kilometres away with the gigantic Pariser Kanone, the shells took so long to reach the target – three minutes – that the gunners had to adjust their aim to take into account the Earth’s rotation.

Source: Jearl Walker, The Flying Circus of Physics (2007), p. 66

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