Under certain conditions, hot water freezes faster than cold water. It goes against everything you might assume, but it's true — minds as great as Aristotle, Descartes, and Francis Bacon have mentioned it happening. But it wasn't officially described in a science journal until 1969, thanks to a partnership between a 13-year-old Tanzanian student named Erasto B. Mpemba and a traveling physics professor named Dr. Denis Osborne.
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Written by Austin Jesse Mitchell September 29, 2016
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