Quote# 34093

Try this.

Stack four eggs one on top of the other. Glue them together and make a tower out of them. Ensure the structure is stable and will not topple.

Now break the top egg. Hit it with your spoon and similate an aircraft hitting it.

Will the three eggs below the top egg break all the way to the floor?

No because the mass of the top egg will be difused and free to deflect around the shells of the lower eggs.

Exactly like the towers.

Roscoe, JREF 26 Comments [1/25/2008 7:03:38 AM]
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er... what?

1/25/2008 11:16:10 AM


I'm actually fine with people claiming that the United States government, or individuals and organizations in it, were complicit with the destruction of the twin towers. As conspiracy theories go, that's not nearly as crazy as a lot of other things. Heck, simple game theory tells us that rational people whose interests are aligned help each other whether or not they can directly communicate.

A complex situation where one person or group benefits from the actions of another looks the same to an outside observer whether it is a conspiracy or a coincidence. Sure, I understand that. Some people are comforted by the idea that bad things happen for no reason. Others are comforted by the idea that there is reason and intelligence behind events.

But piles of eggs aren't office buildings. Those actually do look different to an outside observer.

1/25/2008 12:34:26 PM


How that is related to 9/11?

1/25/2008 12:55:09 PM


And I was under that crazy impression that the Twin Towers were made of steel reinforced concrete.

1/25/2008 1:58:26 PM

Never heard of something called, STRUCTURE?. Methinks NOT.

1/25/2008 2:30:07 PM


So, what you're saying is that it was an inside job? People at the highst level of governemnt down to the lowest janitor were all secretly involved in an evil plot to replace the World Trade Center with a pile of eggs glued together?

1/25/2008 4:56:48 PM

So, what you're telling us is that we have to asume that 2 massive buildings are the same structure as a more or less improptu heap of eggs. Ditto!!

1/25/2008 7:00:20 PM

Old Viking

Not with the price of eggs what it is today!

1/25/2008 10:36:13 PM


er... what?
My sentiments exactly.

1/25/2008 11:10:27 PM


You have demonstrated complete misunderstanding of how structures work. This is like Maddox's experiment where he melted ice on a pan to prove that an iceberg didn't sink the Titanic. Only difference is he was making fun of you.

1/25/2008 11:49:47 PM



1/26/2008 4:12:58 AM

Reverend Davidius

every floor was designed to sustain the weight of the building above it, NOT in motion. imagine something that you can hold at chest level fairly easy, say 25 kilograms. Now imagine trying to stay standing when those 25 kilos are dropped on you from 4 meters above you, you will topple down. The same is true of the towers, the however many floors dropping on the one holding them up multiplies the weight on impact, shattering the supports and moving down to the next floor, until you have a 60 meter tall pile of rubble.

1/26/2008 5:26:30 AM


I am not a architect/engineer but I am pretty sure the WTC was'nt made of egg shell. I mean if it were Bin Laden would have just sent a bunch of guys over with some hammers. Hell with some forks to bring the damn thing down.

And to be fair, the egg's structural integrity is due to the dome shape of the egg rather than the material used. And one may well point out that the WTC was'nt a dome but a fairly tall building which is a cuboidal.

1/26/2008 9:16:27 AM

Inside job or not, controlled demolition or not, it's reasonable to suspect the Bush administration might have known in advance and saw political gain in letting the attacks go ahaead...

1/26/2008 11:42:25 AM

Fed Up

Will the three eggs below the top egg break all the way to the floor?

No, but the force of the spoon will knock them down (assuming that you got 4 eggs to balance in the first place). Fail.

1/26/2008 9:52:11 PM


You fail at physics!

1/27/2008 12:38:52 AM


So basically, what you're saying is that if the Twins were built out of eggs instead of concrete and steel, thousands of American lives would have been saved. Interesting idea...

1/27/2008 9:57:06 AM


i'm still struggling to glue these damn eggs together. Couldn't the poster have chosen something easier?

1/28/2008 3:17:31 PM


This is true, I tried it myself. Where you may be messing up (for those of you trying it out yourself) is similating (sic) an aircraft. I glued paper wings onto my spoon and made a vrooom noise, and now the whole idea works!

1/30/2008 8:02:30 PM


Good, now try slamming into the side of it with something the size of one of the eggs.

No your right, it was the American Government, because the USA is all powerful and we know damn well a couple of Muslims couldn't of brought the US to it's knees.

2/1/2008 12:45:23 AM


What kind of crack are you smoking????

on a side note ... in one of my sculpture classes (some ppl did this in science) we had to make a case/cage out of toothpicks to protect an egg from a very high drop( top of 2 story building) the reason I mention this is maybe if the twin towers had been encased in toothpicks 9/11 would not have happened.

btw my egg broke =]

2/3/2008 7:44:10 PM

Blayze Kohime

Try setting the top egg on fire after hitting it with a spoon; might have different results.

2/10/2008 5:13:01 PM



I KNEW the Twin Towers were made out of eggs... Just like the right-wingers told me that the crazy conspiracy theorists thought...

2/19/2008 12:19:06 AM




2/27/2008 1:07:26 PM


How the heck can you stack eggs anyway?

3/12/2008 1:10:42 AM

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