We can’t figure out how this kid’s paper airplane flew back to him

Is this witchcraft?


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Mar 14, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 2:26 am CDT

Most times, my paper airplanes only fly a few feet before plummeting nose-first into the floor. But one kid has practically become the paper airplane master.

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The Japanese student’s aerodynamic masterpiece was caught on video soaring through the air after being sent out of a window—only to return to him with more grace than a boomerang.

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How was this done? Incredible design? Some sort of witchcraft? Dumb luck? The last explanation seems most likely, because it didn’t go so well for the next takeoff

H/T Mashable | Photo via garryknight/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Mar 14, 2016, 12:22 pm CDT