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Peel an Egg Answered

After watching the "Sprint Cut" on how to peel an egg at http://www.waitless.org/ I was intrigued. I thought this might be useful for Tim and me considering how many hardboiled eggs we eat. So we gave it shot. Results are below (unfortunately, I didn't realize the digital camera doesn't record sound). We're not certain whether it belongs in Handy Tricks or How Not To...




Disclosure: Sprint is an advertiser on Instructables, and waitless.org is part of their advertising.
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lemonie (author)2007-09-11

Does anyone else think of factories filled with poor women doing this all day, into jars of vinegar? L

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NachoMahma (author)lemonie2007-09-11

. You spend too much time at the dram shops. LOL . That's the only place I see those _nasty_ things around this area.

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lemonie (author)NachoMahma2007-09-12

I don't know what a 'dram shop' is, but I'm interested. ? L

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Goodhart (author)lemonie2007-09-12

Dram shop or Dramshop is a legal term in the United States referring to a bar, tavern or the like where alcoholic beverages are sold. Traditionally, it referred to a shop where spirits were sold by the dram, a small unit of liquid. Dram shop liability refers to the body of law governing the liability of taverns, liquor stores and other commercial establishments that serve alcoholic beverages. Generally, dram shop laws establish the liability of establishments arising out of the sale of alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons or minors who subsequently cause death or injury to third-parties—those not having a relationship to the bar, as a result of alcohol-related car crashes and other accidents. TMI ?

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Patrick Pending (author)lemonie2007-09-12

Thanks for the vivid image Lemonie. I don't think I will ever be able to view pickled eggs in quite the same way! :-/

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lemonie (author)Patrick Pending2007-09-12

Yea, it's an image I'm not going to be able to shift easily... L

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zachninme (author)2007-09-11

Eric-- you were too gentile! Tim really hit it hard! I was just about to make a topic saying how great these ads are... I actually pay attention to them, and watch them! (I think its funny how you both "stop" in the same position :P) By the way -- the shirt thing didn't work for me, the holes are wayy to small. Maybe if you wore a size too big. How to tie shoes quickly is already on instructables... so that works...

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ewilhelm (author)zachninme2007-09-11

Something the video didn't capture but might be of interest: Tim found these eggs in the bottom of the fridge. They were probably at least a month old, and were completely green on the inside. Some of my hesitation was in not actually wanting to find out what was inside the egg...

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zachninme (author)ewilhelm2007-09-11

Wow :P How did they not smell?!

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canida (author)zachninme2007-09-12

Let me point out they're doing this on my desk!
Bits of nasty green egg are probably hiding somewhere on the desk even now, ticking egg stink time-bombs...
I don't think we had any ham, unfortunately.

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zachninme (author)canida2007-09-12

You poor, poor thing D: *Gives taxidermy dog face* No wonder why SamIAm wouldn't eat them!

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Goodhart (author)zachninme2007-09-12

Sam-I-Am was the one pushing the Green eggs n ham ;-)

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zachninme (author)Goodhart2007-09-12

Goes to show what I know about it :P Actually, the book isn't about trying new things. Its about pulling pranks on friends. Force them to do something stupid by telling them how good it is over and over and over and over, in rhyme. (Sam-I-Am never eats the eggs in the book either!)

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Goodhart (author)zachninme2007-09-12

You mean they don't become best buds and have a meal together? awww

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ewilhelm (author)zachninme2007-09-11

They were cooked, so it's not like they were truly rotten. They were just.... old. Also, we were exhaling, not inhaling.

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zachninme (author)ewilhelm2007-09-11

Well, how did they smell before they were cooked? Or did you use some elaborate contraption to place the eggs in the pot from 200 yards away? Or were they cooked and in the fridge?

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ewilhelm (author)zachninme2007-09-11

They were cooked a month ago and left in the fridge. We just happen to have half-a-dozen hard boiled eggs sitting in the fridge when I first saw that ad. That's Squid Labs for you.

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its a lion (author)ewilhelm2007-09-11

that reminds me of the time i did the "suck a hardboiled egg into a bottle" trick. and forgot about it. good way to make a stink bomb... leave a hard boiled egg in a bottle out in the sun for a couple of weeks.

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Whaleman (author)zachninme2007-09-11

I have mastered the shirt thing, I can do it with an oversized shirt, a properly sized shirt, and even a jersey! All I have to do is find an undersized shirt.

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its a lion (author)zachninme2007-09-11

by the shirt thing, did you mean quick remove your shirt (or whatever it was called)?
if so, you should try to do it like this guy:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=dhaCZEEIUpI

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I was too. The shirt thing didn't work for me either though, and neither did the sorbet.

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. How could someone with a name like Weissensteinburg possibly be "too gentile" (or Gentile at all)? heehee

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Oh yeah, but it does work if you grab at the waist instead of the sleeve. Its not as quick, but its quicker than normal.

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zachninme (author)zachninme2007-09-11

(It makes the shirt a "funnel", so your head will come out easier.)

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Whaleman (author)2007-09-11

I tried this after I saw the ad too. But I couldn't peel the holes, but then again, I didn't try. I have tried almost all of the ads I have seen, except for the baby, the turbo park, and the shoelaces cause I have slip-ons.

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CameronSS (author)2007-09-11

Just so you know, clicking the link gives you a "404 Not Found" error...You tacked a comma onto the end. Just so no one can't figure out why the server's down...

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tomonto (author)2007-09-11

i cant do the shoe thing and the baby smoothie didn't work well. i can't figure out why.

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zachninme (author)tomonto2007-09-11

Baby smoothie!?
Tell me that was a typo...

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Bran (author)zachninme2007-09-11

> Baby smoothie!?

Baby + blender = Baby Smoothie

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zachninme (author)Bran2007-09-11

"How do you get it out?" Doritos! (Sorry, for some bizzare reason, everyone laughs at those jokes. Even cutsy girly girls. ) And I can't resist...

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tomonto (author)2007-09-11

o o......OHHHHHH!!! whoops! baby is spelt babie. sorry

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zachninme (author)2007-09-11

I think Tim's video should be in Tips & Tricks, and Eric's video should be in How not to.

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Kiteman (author)2007-09-11

I think I'd rather peel it by hand and keep my eardrums... Oh, and I spy Ikea - #2 son has one of those hanging basket things full of (some of) his cuddlies.

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Tool Using Animal (author)2007-09-11

Terribly inefficient, suck, don't blow, then you can accomplish shelling and eating in one step.

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fungus amungus (author)2007-09-11

Yow! I like the technique of holding the cheeks in.

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whatsisface (author)2007-09-11

Oh I think How not to....

I find it easier to just take a few extra seconds myself to peel it, but that's not nearly as fun :P

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