“The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long — and you have burned so very, very brightly, Roy. Look at you: you’re the Prodigal Son; you’re quite a prize!” –Dr. Eldon Tyrell, Blade Runner
Some questions that we look at are fun to consider because of how far outside our own experience they are, but others are fun for the exact opposite reason: because they ask about a very common phenomenon whose explanation isn’t so simple!
Think about fire, for example, and why a campfire with a single large log on it takes a certain amount of time to burn, but the identical fire with one or two extra large logs on it — theoretically, with more fuel to burn — actually burns out more quickly!
Why is that? Find out on this week’s down-to-Earth Ask Ethan!