Science suggests better way to slice cake

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If you’ve not yet seen a persuasive demonstration of the virtue of scientific principle applied to conventional life, this video is for you. In 1906, the distinguished English scientist Francis Galton proposed an alternative to the standard wedge method of slicing round cakes.

Apparently it was not enough to have invented the statistical concept of correlation, the first scientific weather map, the field of psychometrics, the Galton whistle for testing hearing, and a host of other innovations. He must also explain the right way to slice a cake — which, you might notice, has yet to be widely adopted. Click below or go to the original YouTube video.

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