Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fragmentation of Rods by Cascading Cracks ...

OR ... why doesn't spaghetti break in half?

You know, I never wondered about that ... until I saw the question. I knew instantly what they were talking about, having experienced spaghetti "fly-by" quite often. I was pretty surprised that it took physicists from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris to answer this question though.

You can get the scoop at Mental Floss Blog.

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