Everyone knows what "mixed nuts" really means: a decidedly un-mixed tin with a layer of small peanuts and cashews on the bottom and massive walnuts and Brazil nuts on top. This spontaneous snack sorting is due to the peculiarities of fluid dynamics, and it has a name: the Brazil nut effect.
The Brazil Nut Effect, Explained
Physicist Nicole Sharp delves into the physics behind the phenomenon.
The Brazil Nut Effect And Other Mysterious Phenomena
The Brazil nut effect is only one way that particles interact in strange ways.
Written by Curiosity Staff November 30, 2016
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