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Name: lauren
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Does the temperature of the egg affect breakability?

The temperature of all substances affects how brittle they are. If you have ever experimented with liquid nitrogen which is around 4 Kelvin, you know what I mean. I have seen hot dogs dipped into the nitrogen for a few seconds, taken out, and hit on a table. The hot dog broke into bits! In other words, the colder something is, the more likely it will snap/break apart easier.

Now, for the egg, I am not sure what the optimum temperature would be for maximum durability. Maybe experiment with it being cold, warm, etc. As for orientation, placing the egg on its ends will be best. It is almost impossible to break an egg if you squeeze it together on its ends (not on its sides!).

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