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Water or Oil?

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Puzzle ID:#10412
Fun:*** (2.68)
Difficulty:** (1.7)
Category:Science
Submitted By:Phily***

 

 

 



A blacksmith wishes to cool his hot piece of steel as rapidly as possible. He has a bucket of ice-water and a bucket of oil (at room temperature). Which bucket should he dump his steel into?




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