Friday, August 22, 2014

Dropping Buttered Toast: Up or down

There is a myth that buttered toast "always" lands buttered-side down. The main/popular logical physics reason is that the buttered side is heavier.

Another physics reason for toast in particular is that the buttered side is softer than the non-buttered side. So, if the toast landed on an edge, then the soft butter side would give way easier to allow that buttered side to fall down first.
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