Eggsactly What Happened
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Sam Rottenegger got some free tickets to go and see his least favorite band. Sam, feeling a little unruly, stopped at the corner store so he could bring a 1/2 dozen eggs with him to the concert. The concert was packed and the tunes were so loud that Sam could hardly stand it. He started making his way through the crowd when one of the eggs broke in his pocket and ran down the inside of his shirt. Sam squirmed with disgust but thought how great it would be to see that yellow ooze on the band members. It took him 60 grueling minutes to make his way close enough to launch his attack. Sam chucked one right at the bass player but it just bounced off him without breaking. "Odd," Sam thought, but every one of the 4 eggs he threw just landed unbroken. He never got to throw the 5th as security removed Sam promptly. Sam, now half deaf, bruised, battered, and confused looked closely at the egg and noticed it wasn't exactly raw anymore. Frustrated, Sam chucked the egg over his shoulder hitting an Officer who gladly gave him a free nights stay at the Bars Inn.
So what happened to the eggs that caused them not to break? Note that they were totally raw when he brought them in .
HintRemember Sam was almost deaf at the end of the concert.
High volume sound waves at certain frequencies can cause the proteins in an egg to stick together almost like when it is boiled. Thus the eggs bounced like a hard boiled egg instead of breaking.
Jan 16, 2003
|Fascinating - good one!|
Jan 25, 2003
|Wow, I actually learned something new today! Nice factoid. =)|
Feb 08, 2003
|I HAD NO IDEA THAT THAT WAS POSSIBLE|
Feb 08, 2003
|Do soundwaves affect the proteins inside of us?|
Feb 08, 2003
|Nice, But how was i suppose to answer that? Its not really a teaser, You just have to be smart to know the answer.|
Mar 26, 2003
|It'z cool and true! My uncle's a professoar in America, and I thik he would noe somethink like this.......................|
Apr 07, 2003
|I read this teaser a while ago, but I forgot to VOTE! Reading it again was a pleasure. Really fun to TRY to solve. And I am not even a real Science teaser fan. |
Jan 06, 2004
|yeah can sound waves do the same to proteins inside us????!?!!!?|
May 26, 2004
|My question is, could you have eaten these "soundblasted" eggs? Or would they eventually go back to normal?|
May 27, 2004
| you could eat them but they aren't totally hard only the proteins congeal so it would still be kind of like a soft boiled egg.|
Aug 01, 2004
|Good one! |
I thought with the egg in his shirt pocket, next to his body and in a crowded concert, were the temperature was probably warm at least. The eggs litterally cooked inside his shirt. I would be intresting to see six eggs in your shirt pocket, and only break one.
Jan 27, 2005
|Cool. Even without the hint, though.. it was fairly obvious, however, it wasn't obvious *how* it worked, exactly. I'd be interested to know what that works.. |
Dec 22, 2005
|Awesome teaser!!! |
Makes me wonder, though, what goes on inside the BODIES of those in attendance!! Kinda scary, huh?
Mar 05, 2006
|Wow! That's really interesting, I never knew that! Great teaser! |
Jun 10, 2006
|Absolutely fascinating. |
Jun 22, 2006
|I liked it, and it was hard but the hint gave a lot away|
Aug 26, 2006
|Very interesting! I learned something new today! Great teaser! |
Jul 25, 2012
|i figured it out |
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