There are some mysteries that occur only to the geeks in life. For instance, have you ever noticed that if you spin an egg in a puddle of milk, it turns into a milk sprinkler? Yeah, me either. Perhaps that’s because when most of us are baking or cooking, and we spill milk on the countertop, we just clean it up rather than playing in it.
Fortunately there are people out there who don’t clean it up, but spin eggs in it instead. And there are engineers who watch this and wonder why the egg sprays the milk outward.
Here, courtesy of NPR’s Science Friday, is the answer to this mystery…along with a pretty amazing discovery of a pump with no moving parts.
(Note: I love the egg proxy.)
Hat tip to Power Wench.