Aborigines of Australia are credited with the invention of the boomerang. They used non-returning boomerangs in hunting, called kylies.
The returning boomerang might be a complete accident or the result of design experimentation. The Aborigines perfected the boomerang design and throwing technique for the simple pleasure of it.
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Returning boomerangs are the banana-shaped devices that come back to you when you throw them.
The returning boomerangs are made from lightweight pieces of wood, plastic or similar material and generally measure 1 to 2 feet (30 to 60cm) across. When thrown correctly, a returning boomerang f...
A boomerang has at least two wings combined in one unit. It makes a boomerang spin about a central point, stabilising its motion as it flies through the air.
The wings are set at a slight tilt. They have an airfoil design - rounded on one side and flat on the other - which gives a wing lift...
When you throw the boomerang:
The two wings of a boomerang are arranged so that the leading edges are facing in the same direction, like propeller blades. Propellers create a forward force by spinning the blades.
If you throw a boomerang, as you do with a Frisbee, you may assume the forward motion would be up, and the b...
Non-returning boomerangs are effective hunting weapons. They are easy to aim and can travel a longer distance at a high rate of speed.
These boomerangs are made from pieces of wood shaped in a curve, but they are usually heavier and longer than the returning boomerang, about 3 feet (1 metre...
There are five variables involved in a boomerang flight:
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