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We are using a team building exercise called 'Eggs can leap'and because we are delivering this inside are aware that uncooked eggs will run everywhere if broken. A discussion has arisen that delegates will know if we use hardboiled eggs as they are heavier and therefore, the emphaisis of the exercise - not letting the eggs drop will not be so crucial. We have decided to run the exercise outside. However, we are all asking the question "why are hardboiled eggs heavier than uncooked ones" - Can anyone help?
isabel mckenzie

6 Responses

  1. heavy eggs
    We think it’s something to do with the air being pushed out when it’s cooked. But that’s just a guess!

  2. Well, At a guess I’d say…
    The only realistic answer I can give is because the egg white is a liquid and when it is boiled it hardens. Or to be a bit indepth, Its todo with the structure of the egg once heat is applied.

    Just to add a little sauce, how far can a dog run into a forest?

    Let me know.

  3. An answer for Mr Wotton

    The answer to your puzzle is ‘half the way’, because after that he is running out of the woods.

    As for the boiled egg, well ………. ?


  4. Eggs – Are they heavier ?
    Have you actually established whether HB eggs are heavier? They may feel heavier, ( or more solid) because nothing is sloshing around inside. I’ve used this exercise many times, and at the end of the day it does not matter – particularly if you demonstrate the fragility of the egg by smashing an uncooked egg in front of the delegates onto a plate. You can suspend their belief sufficiently to get the best out of the exercise. They should be focussing on the process, not whether the egg is cooked or not.


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