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VIDEO: The Scientific Way to Cut the Top Tier of Your Wedding Cake

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If you've saved the top layer of you wedding cake to eat on your first anniversary, you'll want to make sure it stays fresh as long as possible — it has been in your freezer the past year, mind you.

To ensure it keeps maximum freshness, you may want to rethink how you cut it. Turns out, we've been cutting our cakes wrong all this time.

This "new" way of cutting cakes, presented here by mathematician and author Alex Bellos, actually comes from 19th century English mathematician Sir Francis Galton. Instead of cutting the cake like a "pie chart," Bellos actually cuts the cake inside-out in order to preserve the cake's freshness.

Yeah, it sounds kinda weird, but just watch.

 

[Numberphile via Lifehacker]

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