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The Scientific Way to Cut a Cake – Numberphile

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This “scientifically correct way” to cut a cake will not work for birthday parties, where the cakes are often consumed too quickly by kids and adults alike, but it may be absolutely perfect for the “mathematical loners who don’t want to share their cakes” or for any random cake bought for 3-5 lucky people on a Saturday afternoon.

The problem: cake triangles make for stale cake sides after a day in the fridge. The solution: In 1906, British mathematician Sir Francis Galton recommended cutting the cake down the middle to protect the moist cake insides.

Though we’re not a fan of the rubber band or the debates about if everyone’s getting equal amounts of frosting — they’re not — it’s definitely an interesting cake-cutting approach to try out or improve somehow.

Related videos: How to eat a cupcake and the mind-blowing how to create chocolate out of nothing.

via NPR’s The Salt.

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