Why using a fan will make ice melt faster?


Question:

A fan cools you on a hot day. Yet, why does the same fan warm an ice to make it melt faster?

Answer:

Air from a fan is not really colder, it just feels cold. It cools you off because it helps the moisture on your skin evaporate faster. As ice melts, the air around it becomes colder. The fan blows more warm air past the ice, hence making it melt faster.

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