You’re Cutting Your Cake Wrong: The Scientifically Correct Way to Do It

The scientific way to cut a cake
You probably think you know how to cut a cake, but if you want to do it the scientifically correct way, the chances are high you’ve been doing it wrong all these years. If you cut a wedge when you’re ready to plate your cake, you’ve obviously failed to study the finer scientific points to make sure all the remaining cake slices are as fresh as possible the next time you want to have a piece.

The Scientific method for slicing cake was actually a rediscovery. Alex Bellos, the author of The Grapes of Math, was reading an early issue of Nature when he came across the interesting cutting method. About 100 years ago, the Victorian scientist Frances Galton submitted the letter to

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