Question: why can't you break an egg with your palm?

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  1. Hi leelee

    Ha – I have tried this myself recently because it is not very intuitive! And… I can report that I did not succeed in breaking the egg with my palm. BUT – of course that is only if you try to break it longways. That’s because of the perfect shape of the egg and the strength of the egg shell in that direction. It distributes the forces equally all around the eggshell and it is almost impossible to break.