I notice when I buy aluminium sheets (the kind used for wrapping food) they come in straight, smooth rolls. Once I use them though, they become wrinkled, and they are impossible to un-wrinkle. Image of a wrinkled sheet:
Why is this the case? Only thing I can think of is the Second Law of Thermodynamics, but I can't see why that would be applicable. It's still the same sheet of aluminium, after all, and it's not like it's getting mixed with something else (like when making coffee). Furthermore, the manufacturers are able to make it unwrinkled, and it doesn't become wrinkled until it's perturbed. I'm tagging the question with thermodynamics anyway, because I don't know what else it could be.