I love this. What looks like chaos is simply order. Beautiful physics.pic.twitter.com/ymb0epFJbx
— Bernie'sTweets (@berniespofforth) September 10, 2019
Okay, I can kind of get why there is order rather than chaos, but why is there diversity rather than homogeneity?
It looks like the black 8 ball in the middle is in the lead on the first swing, but quickly the maroon striped 15 ball at the far end takes the lead. I presume the lateral banging around of the balls slows down the ones in the middle, but why does it especially slow down the ones closest to the camera?