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To the Mad Scientist: I am doing this Bouncing egg Experiment wherein I soak the raw egg in a jar of vinegar for 3 days and then let it bounce to a height of 4 to 5 inches to see whether it will survive the drop or not. Yes, I have done it and saw the result of survival and breaking. But the thing that i don't really understand is what makes it survive? My reason was, that because of the rubbery in nature and the waxiness of the outer layer it has protected it from breaking, till the inside has been disturbed does creating some softness or brittleness on the outer layer. Am i right on this or is their other reasons why or what makes it survive. Please give me the real reasons to this puzzling experiment. It has really made me think and wonder of my result. Thank you very much. Joseph 7th grade
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