How do you like your eggs? Scrambled, sunny side up, or bounced? While you may not want to eat them afterwards, it is possible to make your eggs "bouncy" with this fun new experiment from "bobbytv.net." He shows us how white vinegar has the power to transform an ordinary egg into a bouncy ball. Well, "ball" might not be the right word. It's more of an oval shape, but you know what we mean.
Here at Wimp, we love eggs in all shapes and sizes. Whether they're served "scramboiled" or baked into a tomato, eggs are one of our all-time favorite breakfast dishes. Of course, always make sure you know how old your eggs actually are.
Bobby's method is incredibly easy to do and would make a great experiment for kids of all ages. Or, make a bunch of them this Easter and hand out "bouncy Easter eggs" to all the neighborhood kids. They'd go great with these other fun egg decorations that we can't wait to break out for Easter. All you need to make a bouncy egg is a jar, a raw egg, and some white vinegar.
How does this experiment work? Well, the calcium carbonate found in the egg's shell reacts with the vinegar, which is an acetic acid. Over time, the shell dissolves and melts away, but the membrane, or egg white, inside becomes rubbery. Check out the photos below for a full step-by-step tutorial of this awesome project.