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To Float, or not to Float?

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I was explaining to my friend, Sharon, about the old 'if the egg floats' rule, but now I can't remember for sure which is which. If the egg floats it is bad --- or if the egg sinks????? I really do think that the floaters are bad --- sulfur dioxide gas?

But.....?

I've got one of each in the fridge right now, but I am not eating them both to see which one makes me sick.

:rolleyes:
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I don't know the addage but when I put eggs in a pot of water to hard boil them, they go right to the bottom.

[ July 10, 2001: Message edited by: KyleW ]
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At weddings, my Aunts would poke me in the ribs and cackle "You're next!". They stopped when I started doing the same to them at funerals.
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post #3 of 4
If it floats it's bad. Eggs have an air space that gets larger as the egg gets older as the insides start to dry out.

For more references to this, look here.
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cchiu - did you go to this link? http://www.kidsarus.org/eat/besafe.asp

Love the explanation. Gonna have to try the bread experiment. Thanks so much. I get such quick answers on cheftalk! Perhaps I should try searching for myself...but you guys know so much. Thanks also Kyle, that's what I thought, but when I had one of each I just couldn't decide.
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