Chemistry Is Just the Physics Of the Outer Electrons -- 26 April 2006
Yes, the Mpemba Effect is an actual physical phenomenon, counter-intuitive though it may seem.
Joules: What'cha doing?
Joel: Setting up an experiment to find the optimal starting temperature for making ice.
Joel: You see, under certain conditions, warm water can actually freeze faster than cold water.
Joules: Yes, the Mpemba effect. Daughter of physicists, remember?
Joules: Say, aren't you missing something?
Joules: Water, a freezer, perhaps?
Joel: I did say I was setting up.