Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

From 1veritasium, 2veritasium, or sciencium.

Observations over millenia and numerous experiments claim that warmer water freezes faster than cold water under identical conditions.
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Mpemba Effect:

Questioning the Mpemba Effect:

Royal Society of Chemistry competition:

Edited by Trevor Carlee