- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)35
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Hooked on science: Unbreakable eggs
Have you ever wondered why a hen can sit on her eggs and never break them? If so, here's an experiment that will show you why.
1 uncooked egg
STEP 1: Remove all rings from your fingers. Place one uncooked egg in the palm of your hand.
STEP 2: Grasp the egg with your fingers and squeeze the egg, applying pressure evenly around the egg.
The arch shape of the egg keeps it from breaking. This shape allows the pressure from your hand to be distributed evenly around the egg.
Jason Lindsey is a Science Outreach Educator for the Bootheel Youth Museum. Check out his science blog Hooked On Science at jasonthescienceguysblog.blogspot.com for webcasts and experiments that might get you hooked on science. Send him your science questions at email@example.com. More science experiments can be found at www.semissourian.com.