Physical Science [easy]egg In A Bottle

Discussion in 'Physical Science' started by pineappleupsidedown, Dec 6, 2004.

  1. pineappleupsidedown

    pineappleupsidedown Premium Member

    You will need:

    A hard boiled egg
    matches
    a bottle whose mouth is not quite big enough to fit the egg in.

    Now...

    Peel the egg.

    drop 3 lit matches into the bottle.

    set the egg on the top of the bottle.

    Watch as the egg falls into the bottle.

    Why does this happen?

    try it and see if you can figure out why. I'll post the answer after some guesses.

    ---pineapple
     
  2. drlau

    drlau Premium Member

    Posted my answer as as a spoiler, so as not to discourage further guesses: