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Why do triangular sandwiches taste better than rectangular ones?

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Nom, nom, nom. All you need for the perfect packed lunch is a delicious triangular sarnie.

Asked by: Hattie Tucker, Poole

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Several studies have confirmed this phenomenon. It seems that triangles give you more sandwich filling per bite. A triangular sandwich has two 45° corners that allow you to bite much further towards the middle on your first two bites, where there is more filling. This is followed up by a perfect, crustless third bite as you take the space left in the middle. Bite number four is, of course, mostly crust, but you can’t have everything!

Why do triangular sandwiches taste better than rectangular ones?
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Luis trained as a zoologist, but now works as a science and technology educator. In his spare time he builds 3D-printed robots, in the hope that he will be spared when the revolution inevitably comes.

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