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care to check out my first instructable? I went for quality. Answered

Hey, I was wondering if everyone could check out my first ever instructable, found here

it's about dissolving an egg shell using only basic household items......

check it out, and please comment!

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Goodhart
Goodhart

13 years ago

This is the way they get "eggs in their shells" into narrow necked bottles too. Only you don't allow it to set until all the shell is gone, just until it is leathery.

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minimidget
minimidget

Reply 13 years ago

My dad told me something like that yesterday.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Well I guess that "dates" me then LOL

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minimidget
minimidget

Reply 13 years ago

lol, I didn't mean to sound like what you had was unimportant. My dad makes stuff like that up all the time, so I wasn't sure. So, your comment helped validate it.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, it took preparation though, you couldn't just squeeze it in. The best way was to soften the shell using vinegar, then pour some fairly hot watering into the narrow mouthed milk container or whatever (if you can still find one of those) and then press the egg down on top of the hole. As the water cooled, it would suck the egg into the milk bottle. There were a couple of methods to do get this same thing done. So, see not everything older people tell you are untrue LOL

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

Apparently you can put some paper in the bottle, light it on fire, and as it starts to burn, put the egg on top. The vacuum created by the fire using all the oxygen is supposed to be able to pull the egg in.

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

correction...the heat of the fire excites all the air molecules, raising the pressure inside. The egg is lifted slightly off the top of the bottle, to even out the pressure, and then when the air cools, a vacuum is created. It uses the same principle as the hot water.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 13 years ago

Yes, I remember seeing that method also :-)

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minimidget
minimidget

Reply 13 years ago

well, my dad tends to....... stretch the truth. He often exaggerates things. so him saying, "oh, yeah, I've heard you can do that and then put it in a bottle" would usually mean "it gets pretty squishy."

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chooseausername
chooseausername

13 years ago

Well, honestly, it's interesting (I added it into the Class-Room group), but maybe could you use pictures of your own instead of "borrowed" ones ?

That's my only critique ...

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 13 years ago

We actually did this in science class in 7th grade =]

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alecgates15
alecgates15

Reply 13 years ago

Me too, and then the day we would collect data 2 groups drop their eggs. LOL

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minimidget
minimidget

Reply 13 years ago

well I don't have a camera at the moment, but I hope to have pictures soon.