The Scientific Way to Cut a Cake


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In 1906, Sir Francis Galton proposed a method to cut a round cake so that the exposed inside does not go stagnant. For some reason, his method of cutting a cake did not catch on. Numberphile explains it to us, that is interesting in a geometric way, but only truly useful for people who have a round cake and find themselves eating it over several days all by themselves. Which is sad. Galton should have been a lonely man. When I bake a cake, there isn’ t any at all left by next day. And if you do eat wedding cake by yourself, here’ s a tip: you don’ t have to place it in the refrigerator. -via Digg