Re: Bouncing eggs

Subject: Re: Bouncing eggs
From: "Ian Temby"<>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 08:16:26 +1000
Dear Desmond,

I think you are on the right track.  An old test to determine whether an
egg is fresh or hard-boiled (useful if you are about to eat it) is to put
it on a table and spin it.  The hard-boiled egg, being solid, spins
readily.  It is not possible to spin a fresh egg, because of the damping
action of the liquid contents.  This same damping effect reduces the shock
of landing, I presume.

The big question is, is this characteristic adaptive!



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