How to Make a Hard Boiled Egg Go Into a Coke Bottle

By Mark Slingo; Updated April 24, 2017
Hard boiled eggs are a flexible object.

Getting an object into a container which it cannot fit into without damaging it, is a seemingly difficult procedure. The hard boiled egg into a bottle trick has been performed for over 100 years. By using temperature to change the air pressure inside the coke bottle, you can create a vacuum to suck the egg into the bottle. You should take the shell off the hard boiled egg to attempt the trick.

Rinse out the coke bottle to remove any residue. Let the bottle dry out

Set paper strips on fire using matches and quickly place them inside the bottle.

Place the hard boiled egg on top of the bottle immediately. Make sure that the egg is sitting upright.

Wait for the burning paper to heat the air inside the bottle increasing the air pressure. When the fire goes out the air will cool, reducing the pressure and creating a vacuum. This vacuum will pull the egg through the neck and into the bottle.

Warning

Striking the matches should be performed by an adult.

About the Author

Mark Slingo has been a professional writer since 2008. His work has appeared in Forward, ScubaGlobe, Scuba Jedi, "Pattaya Mail" and other publications. Slingo has a Bachelor of Arts in politics from the University of Newcastle and a diploma in journalism from the British College of Journalism.