Scientists discover why toast falls butter side down

Scientists have discovered how to stop your toast landing butter-side down – by spreading it correctly.

A team of researchers from TV show Mythbusters discovered that if you press firmly and quickly with the knife as you spread, the surface of the bread changes.

A dip is created on the toast which then affects the way it falls reports the BBC.

In tests this type of buttering method meant the toast landed butter-side up 29 times out of 50.

Presenters of Mythbusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman said: “Just like when a leaf falls from a tree, it will always have a tendency to land with the curved sides up.”

Source : Ananova

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