Monday, October 27, 2008

Mpemba effect

I would ask you a simple question; if you had two water containers, one at 35°C and the other at 5°C, and you want to freeze both of them, which one would freeze faster? The trivial, simple and logical answer would be; the one in the 5°C container would freeze faster. However, I would be happy to tell you that this is not true , and that’s called Mpemba effect. Although the 35°C container is further from freezing, it would reach it faster.

Actually, Scientists have no final explanation for this observation, but what is interesting is the idea itself; feeling far away from your goal, but reach faster. In most of the cases, the hard situations that we face in our lives, that make us feel moving backwards, is nothing more than a shortcut for our dream.

There is another example for this idea; If your are trying to move forward in your way, and suddenly you faced a big hole in the road, to cross this hole, most probably you would move some steps backward, move quicker and jump. Do you think that you should get depressed for moving those backward steps? Mpemba effect is a good answer.


Mohamed Al-Khazendar

9 comments:

Mena Mostafa said...

I like the candle, but what does it have to do with the post?

Fatma Ali said...

i like the candle bardo ... ana 7abbet a2ol bas :P

Dreamer said...

The flame of the candle froze before the candle itself though it is at a higher temperature..

bo2bo2 said...

nice blog don't stop writing

shahy said...

I like the relation between the subjects ,i used to see it before as a balance for the universe, the more change you make the more the universe trys to fit you in, just like when you wash your hands with hot water in the winter your gonna find it reaching the cold temperature of the atmosphere faster afterwards

shahy said...

I like the relation between the subjects ,i used to see it before as a balance for the universe, the more change you make the more the universe trys to fit you in, just like when you wash your hands with hot water in the winter your gonna find it reaching the cold temperature of the atmosphere faster afterwards

ammar.w said...

Please don't stop writing. I fell in love with your posts.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post, I am considering talking about the same in my blog.