November 22, 2018, by Dr. Meghan Gray

The physics of muesli

Ever wondered why the big bits rise to the top in a box of muesli? Dr. Mike Swift appeared on the Channel 4 show “Food Unwrapped” recently to explain the physics behind the so-called Brazil Nut Effect.

Skip to 12:45 at the link below to see Mike give a demonstration of granular physics in action, and to see him show presenter Jimmy Doherty how to turn into a human Brazil nut in the event of an avalanche.

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