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Old 11-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bones View Post
Mpemba effect - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

It's actually a common enough effect that no one really cares about except as an interesting science problem.
Yeah, I understand how to use the interwebz. MY point is that the statement "Hot water freezes faster than cold water under conditions compatible with the MPemba Effect" may be true, but "Hot water freezes faster than cold water" is not. And most people who make the statement "Hot water freezes faster than cold water" think it's the general case, will happily put hot water in one ice cube tray and cold water in the other to show me what's what, and will be highly perplexed when their proof fails by a wide margin.

I know you think you thought you knew what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you understood what you thought I meant.
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