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13-07-2017, 11:45 AM
RE: top-spinning eggs...
(13-07-2017 10:31 AM)Jeanne Wrote:  How does it behave if it is boiled?

It hardly spins at all if it's raw. I seriously do use it home when not sure if an egg is boiled or not.








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13-07-2017, 04:42 PM
RE: top-spinning eggs...
An egg is similar to a "Tippe Top", a type of spinning toy that actually spins on the point as opposed to the ovate weighted bottom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tippe_top



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13-07-2017, 05:32 PM
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Thanks Vera.

My daughter was reminding me of an experiment her science teacher did with them when she was in middle school to show how wonderful was the egg's design; the kids tried to break a raw egg held length wise in the palm of their hands, squeezing on the two ends. Of course it breaks when squeezed in the middle hard enough.

Actually there is no design. That is just the way the soft egg ends up when squeezed out of a chicken.

Still...eggs are pretty amazing and good to eat and if not washed good to keep for a long time at room temperature.

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13-07-2017, 08:42 PM
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Oh, I had that in a book with physics games and such as a kid - easier to break two walnuts in the palm of your hand than one egg (well, boiled egg, I think, but even a raw one would be harder, because of its "design").

I loved that book!

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13-07-2017, 08:43 PM
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(13-07-2017 09:40 AM)onlinebiker Wrote:  No idea.....

But the other day I dropped a couple of asprin on the floor and the both ended up balanced on edge......


Wonder what the odds are of doing that again????

Probably the same as the odds were of doing it the first time. Smile

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17-07-2017, 07:01 PM
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Vera, I spun a raw egg this morning... several times.

Hmmmm...daughter says the ones that are raw are the ones that you didn't hard boil. Truly a sage is she.

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17-07-2017, 07:10 PM
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Haha!

And yeah, they do spin, bit it's a slower, heavier movement and stops after several spins. A hard one can go on for much longer Big Grin

Hard-boiled, that was Rolleyes

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17-07-2017, 07:19 PM
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Uh huh... "You go ahead and take those bananas..." or hard boiled eggs or whatever.

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