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Cool it fast... (Posted on 2003-04-01) Difficulty: 3 of 5
A blacksmith wishes to cool his hot piece of steel as rapidly as possible. He has a bucket of ice-water and a bucket of oil (at room temperature). Which bucket should he dump his steel into?

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re: Indeed wrong: ice is faster, here is whyHugo2005-08-03 14:23:45
SolutionIndeed wrong: ice is faster, here is whyJason Taylor2005-08-03 05:56:57
Questionproblem!!!vije2004-07-03 05:25:20
Solutionreplyvije2004-07-03 05:23:53
SolutionBen2004-04-02 16:20:42
intuition vs. scienceJohn2003-12-23 23:38:45
flash pointEberhard2003-11-21 12:48:19
Skeptic...Bruno2003-11-08 16:28:56
A TEST PLEASE !!!Bruno2003-11-08 00:20:20
SolutionDuh...Charlie2003-11-07 22:48:10
wrongsrikumar2003-08-29 13:56:23
Definitely wrongVinodhan Selvarajalu2003-05-10 23:34:19
SolutionChaz2003-05-03 15:09:44
re: Inaccurate solutionCory Taylor2003-04-14 16:55:17
Inaccurate solutionnp_rt2003-04-14 10:24:53
hmmmBrelon Crumbley2003-04-04 15:30:46
Some ThoughtsPerhaps...Charlie2003-04-01 05:19:29
material propertyCory Taylor2003-04-01 04:38:05
Some ThoughtsI would sayjude2003-04-01 04:11:22
SolutionguessAlan2003-04-01 04:04:02
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