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Eggsactly What Happened

Science brain teasers require understanding of the physical or biological world and the laws that govern it.

 

Puzzle ID:#9549
Fun:*** (3.01)
Difficulty:*** (2.71)
Category:Science
Submitted By:od-1Aca****
Corrected By:Dave

 

 

 



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 .



Answer

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.
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Comments

hip2b2Aza*
Jan 16, 2003

Fascinating - good one!
Culex
Jan 25, 2003

Wow, I actually learned something new today! Nice factoid. =)
MysticGohan789
Feb 08, 2003

I HAD NO IDEA THAT THAT WAS POSSIBLE
zenbyte
Feb 08, 2003

Do soundwaves affect the proteins inside of us?
shibbyguy
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.
singcan*
Mar 26, 2003

It'z cool and true! My uncle's a professoar in America, and I thik he would noe somethink like this.......................
Codammanus
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.
worldnick
Jan 06, 2004

yeah can sound waves do the same to proteins inside us????!?!!!?
thegermangemini*
May 26, 2004

My question is, could you have eaten these "soundblasted" eggs? Or would they eventually go back to normal?
od-1Aca*
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.
GanderAus*
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.
I_am_the_Omega**
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..
choptlivvaAus*
Dec 22, 2005

Awesome teaser!!!
Makes me wonder, though, what goes on inside the BODIES of those in attendance!! Kinda scary, huh?
Celanba*
Mar 05, 2006

Wow! That's really interesting, I never knew that! Great teaser!
PunnettSwears*au*
Jun 10, 2006

Absolutely fascinating.
kittendoodlesus
Jun 22, 2006

I liked it, and it was hard but the hint gave a lot away
Brainy_1Aus*
Aug 26, 2006

Very interesting! I learned something new today! Great teaser!
royale-ninja
Jul 25, 2012

i figured it out



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