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How to walk without spilling your coffee!

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Who knew, but it turns out there is a scientific reason why it’s so hard to walk with a coffee cup without spilling it.   Two fluid physicists at the University of California at Santa Barbara studied the problem and found out it’s caused by a perfect storm of the human gait, coffee cup shape and fluid dynamics.

The oscillations caused by walking is at the same frequency that coffee starts to lap over the sides of a coffee cup.  This chance coincidence in leg length and coffee cup design, causes coffee to spill over the edges somewhere around the 10th step we take.

Believe it or not, there is a solution.  The scientists give tips on how to walk and how to choose your coffee cup in order to avoid spilling a drop.  The wonders of modern science hard at work for us java junkies…

Science reveals how not to spill your coffee while walking – msnbc.com

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msnbc.com-Science reveals how not to spill your coffee while walking Ever wondered why it’s so hard to walk with a cup of coffee without spilling? It just so happens that the human stride has almost exactly the right frequency to drive the nat …

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