What Planet Should You Go to for the Best French Fries?At last, scientists have answered one of the biggest questions hanging over the future of space exploration: Where in the solar system can you find the best French fries? The answer, as it turns out, is Jupiter.
In research published in the journal Food Research International (yes, it’s real research), scientists were let loose on a European Space Agency centrifuge to see what gravitational conditions would produce the perfectly-fried French fry. Using a special deep fat frier, John Lioumbas and Thodoris Karapantsios at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, tested different orientations of “potato sticks” — i.e. French fries — under different gravitational conditions. Probes were inserted into the samples to monitor heat flow as the fries cooked.