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You've been cutting cake wrong your entire life

And science knows why.

THINK YOU KNOW how to cut up a birthday cake? Think again, sucker.

You’ve been doing it wrong, according to MATHS.

This is the correct way – two parallel lines, down the middle of the cake.

Mathematician Alex Bellos resurrected a 108-year-old theory to demonstrate that if you want to keep your cake fresh, it’s best to cut it down the middle.

Then when you want to store it, you simply push the two halves together and kaboom! They keep each other fresh.

There’s also more science to it. Here’s the video:

Source: Numberphile/YouTube

via Jezebel

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