After posting a lifehack video that included the suggestion “wrap the can in a wet paper towel and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes” a debate ensued regarding the efficacy of the process, with TheRoyalFamily [High Praise!] suggesting “A much better idea would be to cover it with all those frozen vegetables you have taking up space.”
Moon Nuker Man of Science! Joey [High Praise!] conducted an actual experiment, including a control can with nothing around it. The results:
Five minutes. Nothing: 27.9°(C); Wet towel: 26.2°; Frozen peas: 23.1°
Ten minutes. Nothing: 25.7°; Wet towel: 22.5°; Frozen peas: 18.9°
Fifteen minutes. Nothing: 23.1°; Wet towel: 18.8°; Frozen peas: 15.7°
I’ll let Joey sum up:
So there you have it: I was wrong and wet paper towel guy was more right, but frozen veggies guy kicked wet paper towel guy’s ass.