Well, I went off and registered myself for Drexel University’s annual Egg Glide competition. The link there has a pretty good description of the event, but basically, (and from here on in, I’m going to Bold the things that are in engineer speak), you build a dealie that keeps your egg from smashing when you drop it from a balcony 40 ft up. Keep it light, make it fall fast. I have some ideas to actually be tested (top secret stuff!), but here are some of my other, less orthodox ideas that I am willing to share. Oh, I didn’t mention, I’m partnering with ANTHONY!
Oh, who didn’t love looking into their lunch box to find a Fluffernutter once in a while? This stuff is awesome. Its marshmallow that you’re allowed to PUT IN YOUR SANDWICH! Let’s hold off for a minute…that prize money can buy MANY jars of fluff…what if I just took a jar of fluff, scooped out a little, and stuck the egg in there? No parachute, nothing…just chuck it off the balcony. I bet that would work, right? Oh, I guess I need to make sure its the PLASTIC container, not the glass one…but really, you’re basically just putting the egg inside marshmallows…why wouldn’t this work?
Not only do the new Pink Panther movies make me want to kill myself, the commercial gave me an idea. Why not just cut a whole in the all beef, never frozen patty, stick the egg in, bun it up, and rubber band the thing together? I’m pretty sure that would work…but more importantly, be tasty and hilarious!
Why not just leave (or…put it back into) it in the chicken? It’ll either fly down to the floor, or just cushion it as it falls (can chickens fly well enough to not get hurt when they fall 40 ft?)
Apparently, I have a second cousin or something who makes these things in Vegas for the casino hotels, maybe I can get them to figure out some way to get an egg inside a balloon, and put THAT inside a balloon….and maybe that into another….but not into one after that…that’d be silly.
Maybe make a structure out of ping pong balls? Like…a big…lampshade shape thing?
How about something fluffy-boots inspired? Yeah, see? That’s why I’m posting this. I’ve run out of ideas. I want your crazy, wacky, practical or weird ideas. Anything you have will help! I’ll update after the competition on the crazy things I’ve tried. Stay tuned for fun.