What's The Proper Order To Remove Eggs From A Carton?

February 5, 2019

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Is there a right order for removing eggs from a carton? 

There are four main camps:  Remove the eggs from right to left, remove them left to right, alternate the sides so the carton is always balanced . . . or do something weird, like taking them from the middle or grabbing them randomly.

 

For what it's worth, a YouTube math show once actually tackled the question.

 

And they say the best thing you can do is remove two eggs at a time, both from opposite sides, to keep the weight in the center . . . that way, no matter how anyone grabs the carton, it should be balanced so no eggs accidentally fall out.