The Egg Sprinkler Mystery

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Science

An investigation into the reason why eggs (and other spheres) spray liquid at their "equators" when spun.
There are 35 comments:
Male 14,774
Another mystery explained by science. Scientists are killing God a little bit at a time. The million dollar grant was therefore probably worth it.
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Male 40
this has inderdasted me
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Male 670
noooo she used the cheesy "cracked" pun
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Male 3
lol
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Male 337
wow...as a cook ive only know about this for 20 years.
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Male 7,775
This has taught me that I never knew about spinning egs in milk before. But from now...KITCHEN MESS!!!!
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Female 685
Sounds a lot like ViHart`s voice.
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Male 2,514
Kind of a simplistic "experiment" for a college engineering student, wouldn`t you say?

Most of us should have learned about this poo in grade school.
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Male 262
I could have sworn this was Radio Lab.
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Female 1,478
I`m going to say that most of us have been through "7th grade" science class. I`ll also say that not everyone did an experiment anything like this, and I am one of them. So I found this kind of interesting. Besides... why can`t we take another look at a video, whether we learned about the subject or not? What does it hurt?

And leesah, I most definitely do not care :D Please don`t misunderstand the rhetorical question.
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Male 144
Voiceovers were awful! Content was fine, if a bit elementary.
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Male 571
This was a "mystery?" Did nobody else have science class in school?
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Male 1,471
@leesah & pfkdxius: To actually figure this out mathematically you need more than 7th grade physics..
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Male 314
I`m with leesah, anybody with a basic grasp of physics should be able to figure this out.
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Male 14,330
vv Exactly!! No wait I mean I just want to help destress her day!
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Female 2,602
[quote]@leesah

You sound like you need a back rub today.... I could help you with that!!![/quote]

^^ Looks like someone`s jealous of leesah`s hands, and their proximity and free access to leesah`s boobies.
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Male 5,811
[quote]Is this supposed to be a joke or were these people absolutely stoned out of the brains when they couldn`t come up with the obvious answer.[/quote]
I thought this as well. A gross misuse of the word "mystery."
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Male 4,746
That`s cool! Some very interesting uses too.
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Male 14,330
@leesah

You sound like you need a back rub today.... I could help you with that!!! :-D
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Female 1,516
Bill Nye or GTFO.
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Male 501
Given that this was done at the Y, I doubt they were stoned. I mean, sure, some people there might be, but there is a reason it is consistently voted the #1 Stone Cold Sober school in the nation.
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Male 686
Yeah I hate it when every time I boil an egg people put milk on the side and spin the egg through it (litterally never happened in my entire bloody life). For the millionth time people stop exagerating.
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Female 734
dammit now I am hungry
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Male 701
sounds like they`ve borrowed the "This American Life" style of story reporting
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Female 2,602
Interesting link. It`s a completely different principle, but it reminds me a bit of superfluidity in liquid helium.
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Female 1,566
"Having a bad day, leesah? Wait.. nevermind, I don`t care."

Wouldn`t have asked if you didn`t care. ;]

I`m not, it`s just that this is a standard 7th grade science experiment. I can`t figure out why these people act like it`s such a mystery, unless this is an educational video for 7th graders, in which case I`d have to wonder why it`s being posted here.
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Male 2,422
My daily dose of science. Good stuff.
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Male 1,048
that is interesting.
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Male 302
I wonder how high you could get a liquid if you were to spin a cone, rather than a spheroid.
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Female 1,478
Having a bad day, leesah? Wait.. nevermind, I don`t care.
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Female 1,478
Didn`t quite need three people to explain it, but kind of interesting, anyway.
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Male 5,413
Interesting :)
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Female 1,566
Is this supposed to be a joke or were these people absolutely stoned out of the brains when they couldn`t come up with the obvious answer.
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Male 1,497
So add a tesla coil to the spinner. Make 2 of `em then see if there is an energy shield. One up one down. Like a sharksuit on land. There I said it.
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Female 8,044
Link: The Egg Sprinkler Mystery [Rate Link] - An investigation into the reason why eggs (and other spheres) spray liquid at their `equators` when spun.
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