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#1
So, Pit, for my Tech class I have to figure out how to drop an egg and have it survive. But my teacher threw in a few different requirements. The rules are:
1) The egg has to survive after being dropped 16 feet.
2) The egg has to survive being thrown.
3) The teacher has to be able to stand on the egg protector without the egg breaking.
4) It can't be bigger than a 12x12x12 inch cube.

What I've thought of so far is getting some Tempur-pedic mattress or other foam, and putting it in an iron box.

Any thoughts? I know the searchbar would protect the egg perfectly, but I was hoping to use something besides that.
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#2
put it up your ass
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#3
Hard boil it.
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#4
I would imagnine a simple strong plastic box stuffed with padding with the egg in the middle would suffice.
Any restrictions on what materials you are allowed to use?
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#6
^Edit:No that didn't work

Use triangles and suspend it with rubberbands.
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#8
freeze the egg then put it in the protector she will never know
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#11
How about getting some Meterdycerol and mixing it with some custard and hypobolic acid in a Hyper Coagulate-Inducer, this should create an invisible matter called Dyroteracemol Tectoiid (DyT for short) which you could smother around the egg, this in theory could keep the egg suspended by defying the gravitational pull.
#12
don't make the packaging too tight, but make sure the inner packaging is bouncy, just making the egg bounce on soft material, rather than letting the shockwaves crack it.

Maybe? :S


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How about getting some Meterdycerol and mixing it with some custard and hypobolic acid in a Hyper Coagulate-Inducer, this should create an invisible matter called Dyroteracemol Tectoiid (DyT for short) which you could smother around the egg, this in theory could keep the egg suspended by defying the gravitational pull.

*waits for disappointed n00bs*
#14
Wtf i eat my eggs,you guys are all crazy. I suggest making dippy eggs on toast with in instead.
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How about getting some Meterdycerol and mixing it with some custard and hypobolic acid in a Hyper Coagulate-Inducer, this should create an invisible matter called Dyroteracemol Tectoiid (DyT for short) which you could smother around the egg, this in theory could keep the egg suspended by defying the gravitational pull.


If its invisible d'u reckon TS could get away with making it bigger than 12x12x12"?
#18
A small titanium sphere =)
put a mini bucket seat with 5 point harness in there for ****s n giggles
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#19
Tell him that you solved the issue using quantum physics. The box is permanently sealed and the egg is actually both broken AND unbroken at the same time.
#20
Rubber!
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#21
I remember having to do something like this in high school...


we were allowed only to use wood no thicker than 1 cm...
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#22
I agree with the rubber band idea. Create a strong cube out of whatever material you want and the have egg suspended in the middle by rubber bands stretched form different points within the cube. They shouldn't be too tight though so that they act as a cushion.
#23
Leave it in the hen

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#24
Thats the smart thing to do ^
Build a small padded box with a parachute. If it gets thrown, it'll just float gently to the ground.
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#25
Ok, .. Whatever you will do for a box, the important thing is for the egg to fall on an extremity. Try to break an egg while pressing on both extremities, you wont be able. If you press on the middle it breaks easily. So if you can build a box that makes the egg always be in of a kind of ''stand up position'', even when you the box. You have way more chances of succeeding.
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#26
Actually it's the pressure from BOTH the top and bottom of the egg that make it so strong in that scenario. Not from the top OR bottom.

I suspect that the most likely breakage scenario is the insides of the egg being carried through the shell (and breaking it) by the momentum. Standing the egg up isn't going to change that. But a parachute, as mentioned,will slow down the fall of the egg and reduces the potential momentum.
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If its invisible d'u reckon TS could get away with making it bigger than 12x12x12"?


Maybe. But in my professional opinion, just because its invisible, the properties of DyT would still be felt if spread on thick enough, especially when 12" or more, as soon as a being was to near the DyT coating they would feel it, and may get wavey anti-gravity fingers.
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How about getting some Meterdycerol and mixing it with some custard and hypobolic acid in a Hyper Coagulate-Inducer, this should create an invisible matter called Dyroteracemol Tectoiid (DyT for short) which you could smother around the egg, this in theory could keep the egg suspended by defying the gravitational pull.

I think this might be the most beautiful idea that I have ever heard. Does it have any negative effects on the egg? We're not allowed to alter it. (So no hardboiling or using wood eggs) Oh, plus there's a school rule against damaging the space-time continuum, so do you know if it would break that rule?

Anyways, thanks for the ideas everybody!
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1) The egg has to survive after being dropped 16 feet.
2) The egg has to survive being thrown.
3) The teacher has to be able to stand on the egg protector without the egg breaking.
4) It can't be bigger than a 12x12x12 inch cube.



SOLUTIONS:

1) drop it from 17 feet - then it will drop 16 without before hitting the ground, thus not breaking

2) throw it; the rule doesn't say it has to survive the impact on return to the ground

3) this rule doesnt stipulate that the egg has to be inside the preotector, so your teacher can stand on the protector while you hold the egg, and the egg wont't break

4) doesn't matter
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#30
replace the yolk with caesium and the white with water.
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#32
Use a parachute and some jell-o.
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#33
i like the iron box cuz the ****er will break it by that but u should fill it with very soft stuff and make sure the egg is up its harder to break that way and memory is a kind of good idea make sure its the softer kind and not hard
#34
i had to do this in high school and i used a large empty peanut butter container and filled it with towels and foam and wrapped the container in duck tape it worked amazingly on the drop and the throw i didnt have to have mine stepped on
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#35
i had to do this too, what i did was i put it in a container of peanut butter, and put the container of peanut butter inside of a pillow, or something like that. it worked perfectly
#36
You need to isolate the egg from the outer structure.

E.g. suspend it in some sort of sling, perhaps supported by rubber bands, to absorb shock and allow the egg to move independently of the rest of the structure. Once the outer layer of your 'box' or whatever hits the surface, the egg needs to be able to carry on and slowly lose momentum. If it stop as suddenly and forcefully as the box itself does, it will break through the momentum of the egg's contents against the shell.
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#37
Become a nihilist and claim the egg does not exist.
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SOLUTIONS:

1) drop it from 17 feet - then it will drop 16 without before hitting the ground, thus not breaking

2) throw it; the rule doesn't say it has to survive the impact on return to the ground

3) this rule doesnt stipulate that the egg has to be inside the preotector, so your teacher can stand on the protector while you hold the egg, and the egg wont't break

4) doesn't matter


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i had to do this too, what i did was i put it in a container of peanut butter, and put the container of peanut butter inside of a pillow, or something like that. it worked perfectly


container FULL of peanut butter? or an empty container?

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So if you can build a box that makes the egg always be in of a kind of ''stand up position'', even when you the box.


But... what if I accidently the whole box?
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