David Pescovitz at 10:49 am Thu, Jun 28, 2012
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The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) cracked an egg 60 feet underwater. Why? Science! "2011 Ocean Academy: Water Moves"
I’m thinking that under water volcano poached eggs should be a thing
What do you think Aquaman serves for breakfast when the Other Creature From the Black Lagoon sleeps over? (Not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with other lifestyle choices, but that’s “MISS Creature” to you! Fresh!)
I wonder how far down you’d have to go before the egg just cracked from the pressure.
Probably pretty far. With eggs being sphere’ish the pressure would be fairly even.
Go to your fridge and grab and egg, squeeze it as hard as you can with one hand keeping an even pressure all the way around it. try not to dig your fingertips into it.
That is what I was hoping this video was going to show. Fresh eggs popping at a certain depth. Like pressure grenades. Very disappointed. Although, these guys are lucky to have the funding to make silly videos.
Eggs are porous, so the pressure would balance and they wouldn’t crack.
Ah. This reminds me when I once ejaculated in my bath… Plus jamais.
I call BS on this video. There is no way a chicken could be taught to hold it’s breath long enough to lay an egg down there.
Put the chicken in proper diving equipment: http://www.shopatblue.co.uk/pp/Diving_Equipment/Wet_Suits/Scubapro_Chicken_Vest.html
Sure, that’s fine for a white egg, but how would a brown egg react.
Oh, Gods, the number of people at the market who ask me “but why are your eggs white?”
You would not BELIEVE.
I always wondered where jelly fish came from.
Since when did doing pointless shit in weird places become the definition of science? Can we blame this on Mythbusters?
well lots of stuff that looked pointless at the time became clues to big scientific advances. Critics of Magellan and columbus probably though proving a round earth was pointless
Magellan and Columbus didn’t prove the Earth was round, nor did they set out to. No one who with an education at the time seriously thought the Earth was flat. In fact, the reason Columbus had such a hard time getting his voyage financed wasn’t because they didn’t believe the Earth was round, but because they believed Columbus was making a grave error in calculation of the size of the Earth, believing it only a short distance to India. As it turns out, these concerns were utterly correct, and Columbus never made it anywhere near India, because the world happened to be much larger than he thought. Also, there was a pair of continents in the way.
TLDR version: Humanity has known the Earth is spherical since the time of the ancient Greeks, and Columbus was kind of a schmuck.
Somehow I imagine BoingBoing as a metric-friendly site. For those who don’t use Imperial measurements (or cubits), that’s about 20 meters. Measuring scuba-depth in meters is very handy as 10 meters = 1 atmosphere-change. Logical…kind of like the metric system.
I’ve done this with an egg at 30 meters depth. You can bat the yolk around like a ping-pong ball with your palms.
It is in meters on the boingboing.co.uk site :)
I would like to know could this indicate a new culinary technique? Seriously. The diver makes a vortex spinning at a velocity sufficient to counteract gravity and keep the egg suspended at a constant height. I don’t remember if he ever made two vortices one with each hand. Powerful vortices can stretch the egg along an axis. And when the egg is in freefall or simply remaining relatively suspended due to remnant vortex eddies, it appears to be a perfectly symmetrical spherical shape. It seems possible that such a vortex might be a good way to direct a lot of heat at an egg in a short time, or maintain a pretty symmetry. I don’t remember if microwaves would make it all the way to the egg but possibly they could heat water being drawn up from below to hit an egg suspended by a vortex being produced above it. Anyway, an interesting experiment and it seems to demonstrate the only way to suspend something, even a gel or colloid type amorphous substance, in a liquid environment without needing a container or supporting threadlike structure. How is a fetus suspended?
Replying to myself but it strikes me that bubbles as in a carbonated drink, or from a boiling liquid, could suspend something, also diamagnetism. Anyway. With two or three vortices you could whip an egg, add other substances and cook it all simultaneously and automatically.
I will say, however, that I’m utterly in favor of people doing things in order to find out what will happen (assuming they do it safely). Sometimes we learn surprising things.
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