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 described it happening, but it became an experimentally proven fact in 1969, thanks to partnership between a 13-year-old Tanzanian student named Erasto B. Mpemba and a traveling physics professor named Dr. Denis Osborne.
The Story of the Mpemba Effect
What Causes the Mpemba Effect?
Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?
The answer? Yes—sometimes.
Written by Austin Jesse Mitchell September 29, 2016
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