Stuff My Sisters Will Like

To Jenny, Katie and Laura, From Their Brother, Victor

The Freezing Waterpot Paradox August 24, 2012

Filed under: Neat,Science,Stuff — Fr. Victor Feltes @ 8:00 am

Sometimes, a hotter pot will freeze faster than a colder one. Aristotle, Francis Bacon, and René Descartes knew about this, but a Tanzanian high schooler rediscovered it in modern times. Today it’s named after him, the Mpemba Effect.

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