A video shared by a Facebook page called “Science world” of several strategically placed room fans appearing to keep a paper aeroplane flying between them is captioned: “when physicists get bored”.
However, the video does not show a genuine experiment, but a 3D animation.
It was first put out on Instagram in 2016 by Vernon James Manlapaz, whose other videos include surreal depictions of animated dinosaurs, skeletons and walking clocks superimposed on genuine video backdrops of streets and parks.
Mr Manlapaz told online publication It’s Nice That in 2019 that he’d studied digital character animation at Vancouver Film School and that his goal was to create believable videos that “bring joy, positivity and relatability to people who see” them.
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