Cutting a cake seems easy enough, if you don't happen to eat the entire thing yourself. Grab a knife, cut a few slices, then pop the rest in the fridge. Well, according to science, we're doing it wrong.
In a new video by British author Alex Bellos, also known as Numberphile, Bellos notes that cutting a triangle slice out of a cake from the center (the classic way) can lead to dry areas where the cake is left exposed. Or as Bellos says, "You're not maximizing the amount of gastronomic pleasure."