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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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The Cheerio Effect

Have you ever wondered why bits of cereal floating in milk tend to clump together or cling to the sides of a bowl? In fluid mechanics, this phenomenon is humorously called the "Cheerio effect," though it applies to any small, wettable object that floats, not just breakfast cereal. It is caused by a combination of buoyancy—the upward force a fluid exerts on an object of lower density—and surface tension—the elastic-like property of a liquid's surface. Where else might one observe this effect? More...
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:28:37 AM
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"Where else might one observe this effect?"

Anywhere in the Commonwealth, I imagine.
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