Hi, all; An interesting question was posed this morning by the science correspondent on Canada AM. Apparently, it's also in New Scientist magazine. He claims that it's unsolved, and I figured there's no better place than PF to go when searching for engineering solutions. I'm putting it in GE because I really don't know whether it's structural or materials or what. The question is 'why can't you break a piece of dry spaghetti into only 2 pieces by holding the ends and bending it?' It always ends up in 3 or more segments. Any thoughts?