Egg Experiment to Demonstrate Inertia

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Egg Experiment to Demonstrate Inertia

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If you spin a raw egg and then stop it, it will start spinning again without you having to touch it. A boiled egg, on the other hand, stops and stays stopped. Why is this? Well a raw egg contains a yolk that moves inside the egg independently of the shell. If you stop the shell, the yolk inside continues to move due to its inertia and it therefore gets the egg spinning again.

Author
Dr. Derek Muller
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Veritasium