Mystery Solved: Why Spaghetti Never Snaps in Two When You Bend It

By Jesus Diaz on at

Smarter Every Day has found a solution to a mystery that even Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman couldn't solve: Why spaghetti never breaks in half, instead breaking into three or four parts. To find out he filmed the break at 250,000 frames per second—it's a fascinating answer to a question I never had.