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I just happened to stumble across a phrase that says so, is it true?

Here is the source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mpemba_effect

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    Answer is inside your link, it contains link to a paper... – Wertilq May 3 '13 at 11:43
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Yes it does.

Answer taken from a link to a paper in the Wikipedia link provided.

The Mpemba effect-warm water freezes faster than cool-was first described in this magazine ten years ago in an article entitled ‘Cool’ by E B Mpemba and D G Osborne (Phys. Educ. I969 4 172-5)

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