Mental Floss

Watch Marbles Race (With Pro Commentary)

Chris Higgins
YouTube // Jelle's Marble Runs
YouTube // Jelle's Marble Runs / YouTube // Jelle's Marble Runs

Twelve marbles enter a sandy race track, 750 feet long. Driven by gravity, this is a horse race of pure physics, as the marbles bounce and roll their way to the finish line. As the marbles go, commentator Greg Woods keeps up, narrating the race as different marbles take the lead, take diverging paths, and honestly seem like they're trying to win. For a dozen inanimate objects in the sand, this is surprisingly engaging.

Pick your favorite marble at the start, then spend four minutes hoping it will win. Enjoy:

For more like this, check out Jelle's Marble Runs on YouTube.