An egg that tells you when it’s ready

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So you wake up in the morning and you want to have breakfast. You make your way to the kitchen, grab a couple of eggs and start boiling them. Then you just realized you forgot to put your pants in the dryer so you run over to the laundry room with setting the timer. When you come back to the eggs, you have no idea how long they’ve been boiling so you just take them out. But when you bite into one, it’s a runny mess.

Well, it seems there is a solution to the problem. The British Egg Information Service (it appears the Britons are even worse at boiling eggs than we are) has been bombarded with countless queries as to how to boil an egg. So, their solution was something quite ingenious; an egg that tells you when it’s ready. That’s right. On the egg shell, there is heat-sensitive invisible ink that will turn a crisp black when the egg is ready. And if the consumer wants soft, medium, or hard-boiled, they would simply need to buy each kind from the store.

The eggs will go on sale this fall and there’s no official word yet on whether or not they’ll be hitting stores in the U.S. anytime soon. As of right now, however, they will be a British commodity. I would imagine that since the eggs are going on sale so soon that they’re approved to be sanitary by British administrations. I would hate to imagine the ink on the egg being unhealthy.

Source: Times Newspaper Ltd.

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