Can an Egg Drop 600 Feet and Not Break?

On February 8, 1974, an egg was dropped 600 feet from a moving helicopter and it did not break when it hit the ground! No, it was NOT hard-boiled. It was a raw egg.

Why? The forward movement of the helicopter through the air caused the egg to land very gently and not break.

In an egg-tossing contest between two Missouri high school students in 1974, a raw egg was tossed for a record-setting distance of 316′ 53/4″!