Firing Cannonballs

If Earth and its atmosphere were constantly spinning eastwards over 1000mph then North/South facing cannons should establish a control while East-firing cannonballs should fall significantly farther than all others while Westfiring cannonballs should fall significantly closer. In actual fact, however, regardless of which direction cannons are fired, the distance covered is always the same.

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  1. The cannonball that falls 2 feet from the barrel is like a ball in the pool water. If you turn the water in the pool in which there is a rubber ball, the ball will spin with water at the same speed, so the cannonball you throw in the air is like the ball in the water. The air you breathe is a gas and it is not because you do not see it that this gas (air) does not exist. The ball moves in the air (the gas) like the ball in the water and falls next to the barrel.

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