An interesting topic and one that’s still being heavily debated (after hundreds of years) … and no apparent answer. Thanks for providing the theory, Tony.
The “Boiling Water Freezes Faster” Camp
- Anonymous from WikiAnswer
- Coolbreeze from Yahoo! Answers (Although he quoted Joe Kissell, underneath, from ITOTD and read only the first part)
The “That’s BS” Camp
- Joe Kissell from Interesting Thing Of The Day (ITOTD) (I’m not much of a scientist, but dropping wooden chopsticks into the test agents to see whether it froze or not doesn’t sound logical to me. Temperature aside, water freezes because all the particles have settled … throwing a chopstick in would disrupt that process … so yeh, don’t think this guy did it right)
And here was a debate on Digg back in 2007.