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Quantum CyberTeaser: July/August 2000


B300

Wrong-way mercury. A thermometer is quickly removed from molten tin. At first the mercury goes up, not down! Explain this strange phenomenon.

Solution

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The winners:

  • Dimitrios Vardis (Ithaki, Greece)
  • Eu Jin Teoh (Johor Bahru, Malaysia)
  • Maxim Bachmutsky (Kfar-Saba, Israel)
  • Oleg Ivrii (Toronto, Ontario)
  • Mikhail Agladze (Ithaca, New York)
  • Theo Koupelis (Wasau, Wisconsin)
  • Chris Ridgers (Cambridge, England)
  • Howard Brown (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
  • Clarissa Lee (Selangor, Malaysia)
  • Igor Astapov (Kingston, Ontario)

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