Food and Drink Mysteries: Solved

Sinkage explained.
Sinkage explained. Photo: Everett Collection

If you’ve ever sat around the pub wondering why the bubbles in your Guinness sink to the bottom of the pint glass, well, mystery solved. Some scientific sorts evidently sobered up long enough to figure out that this wonder of physics owes itself to the tapered glasses the brew is typically served in — we were never good at physics, so you can read the explanation for yourself over on HuffPo. Meanwhile, this reminds us that just the other day on Mental Floss, our bubble was burst when we learned that the best Dum Dums flavor ever (“Mystery,” duh) is merely the result of the candy manufacturer not wanting to clean the machine in between flavors. Sad face. [HuffPo, Mental Floss]