Saturday, March 28, 2009

Coffee Break

Physics Central asks: "How long would you have to yell to heat a cup of coffee?"

Answer: Zero minutes, of course. One should never heat a cup of coffee. Once the coffee is brewed, it should be enjoyed at the temperature at which it was brewed on a declining scale as it cools and new flavors are made available to the palate.

Trick question, but some really neat math. ("Really neat math" now there are three words I never thought I'd say.) Though... come to think of it, yelling at my coffee is not, like, an unknown occurrence.

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