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Watch what happens when a diver cracks an egg underwater

Digital writers

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 5:04 PM -

Well, kids: Here's even more proof that science is cool.

We're re-visiting one of YouTube's viral videos. It's been online for some time and, if you haven't seen it already, it's definitely worth watching.

The video was created by The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) to demonstrate the force of underwater pressure.

BIOS Dive Safety Officer Alex Hunter cracks a raw egg 18 metres below the surface. Surrounding water then acts like an eggshell, exerting enough pressure to hold the egg yolk and white together.

If you're puzzled about how water pressure works, here's a demo.

Note the variant in pressure depending on how shallow, or how deep, the water is:

Cracking an egg isn't the only surprising thing you can do underwater.

Did you know you can also carve pumpkins and play a turntable?

We've compiled a collection of eight surprising things you can do underwater. Aside from cracking eggs under the sea, number four on the list is our favourite!

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