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Microwaved Exploding Eggs Explained Using an Acoustic Experiment

An acoustics expert wanted to see if an exploding egg could produce a big enough bang to damage an eardrum, and why it detonates in the first place.

Published On 12/08/2017
2:36 PM EST
M M aybe you’ve seen this on YouTube. A guy sticks a peeled hard-boiled egg in the microwave for a minute, pokes it with a fork, and — kablooey! The egg explodes like a high-protein grenade, sending a violent shower of crumbly yolk and quivering whites across the kitchen.