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Seriously, Where The Hell Does This Dude’s Basketball Go?

BuzzFeed investigates.

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It all started with what appears to be a harmless vine of two young men playing a little basketball:

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Except watch it again, and keep an eye on the basketball:

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Naturally, this affront to the laws of physics has led to a lot of difficult questions. Chief among them... where does the ball go?

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The shot-blocker himself – Vine user Gucci Messiah – offers a clue, and a challenge:

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"Alright, if you can locate the basketball that I hit into heaven, I will award you with a million dollars. Hit me up."

Countless hours studying the video and tracking the ball's movement in After Effects has led me to a theory that involves the character I'm calling "The Yellow Man":

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Is the mysterious Yellow Man deliberately obscuring the egress of the ball from the frame as this highly scientific Vine appears to demonstrate? Many remain unconvinced.

  1. Where do you think the basketball went?

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    I think it rolled off screen behind the boy in yellow.
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    I THINK IT VANISHED AND NOTHING IS REAL AND EVERYTHING IS MEANINGLESS!
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Where do you think the basketball went?
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    I think it rolled off screen behind the boy in yellow.
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    I THINK IT VANISHED AND NOTHING IS REAL AND EVERYTHING IS MEANINGLESS!
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