Wednesday, October 20, 2010

How to Freeze Water

Many moons ago I had an argument with one of the smarter folks I know that you could freeze hot water faster than you could freeze cold water. One of those, hey, why the hell are you putting hot water in the ice tray deals in the work lounge.

I knew I had heard/read this somewhere before but couldn't back it up with anything ... UNTIL today. I present for your edification - the Mpemba effect. Basically its not a solid science of why but it is a recognized result that hot water at times can freeze more quickly than cold/cool water.

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