An Eggsperiment

Hen on nest

The egg’s structure is very important for its function and survival.  It rolls for incubation (otherwise, the egg only develops on one side and will not survive), yet it can structurally withstand being sat upon and bumped into other eggs in the nest.  The shape of the egg allows the smaller head of the bird to fit into the pointy part when developing and the more rounded body to fit into the bulbous part of the shell.

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