If the egg spins smoothly, fast, and it easy to stop, it is hard-boiled. However, if the egg is wobbly and somewhat difficult to spin or stop, it is still raw. This is because the liquid inside a raw egg does not spin quite as fast as its shell. This delays both its starting and stopping and makes its spinning motion a bit awkward and irregular. You don’t have this problem with hard boiled eggs because all the material inside is uniformly distributed and spins just as fast as the outer shell!
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According to the National Safety Council, an average freight train traveling 55 mph will continue for the length of 18 football fields (1800 yards, 5400 feet, or 1.02 miles) after hitting the brakes. For a light rail train traveling the same speed, it takes only 600 feet to stop. A lightweight passenger car can stop in just 200 feet. Check out more safety tips here.
According to this data set from the US Census Bureau, 4.3 percent of people in Alaska walk to work, which is nearly four times the national average of 1.3 percent! The next closest state is Vermont, with 3.1 percent of its workforce choosing to hoof it. As you might expect, the District of Columbia kills both of these states at a whopping 5.8 percent, but D.C.’s definitely not a state. Even if it did count, it would kind of be cheating because it’s basically just the city of Washington, and commuting through public transportation is much more common in a large city.
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Oleander is a very beautiful but quite poisonous evergreen shrub often used for landscaping and other types of decoration. All parts of the plant contain toxic cardiac glycosides which, if ingested, can prove to be fatal or nearly so. This is even the case after nectar from its blossoms has been turned into honey by bees - the honey is still toxic! Despite its potential deadliness, this plant is quite attractive to landscapers because it produces lovely flowers, animals instinctively avoid it, and it can endure poor-quality soil and periods of dry weather.
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Manon Rhéaume played for the Tampa Bay Lightning in exhibition games: one against the St. Louis Blues during the 1992 preseason, and another against the Boston Bruins in the 1993 preseason. Though she only played for two games, this makes her the first and only woman ever to play for the NHL. For most of her career, this goaltender has played in the minor leagues, though she has also won silver medals for the Canadian Olympic women’s hockey team.