A shuttlecock is a high-drag conical-shaped projectile used in the sport of badminton. Its shape makes it extremely aerodynamically stable, and regardless of initial orientation, it will turn to fly cork first when hit with a badminton racquet, and remain in the cork-first orientation. So how are shuttlecocks made?
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[Source: How Its Made via YouTube.]