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Re: Printing on eggshells - setting type
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- Subject: Re: Printing on eggshells - setting type
- From: Betty Storz <storz@MCN.ORG>
- Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998 12:31:02 -0700
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Yes, an old parlor trick is to soak an egg in vinegar for at until it's
soft enough to slip through the neck of a coke bottle half filled with
water. When the egg hits the water it hardens again. Guests can't figure
out how you got the egg into the bottle without breaking it.
I tried it but it didn't work--yolk and water all over.
>Make sure you don't soak the eggs too long, though, no more than the thirty
>minutes. Eventually the vinegar starts leeching the calcium out of the
>eggshell and you'll end up with a rather hilarous "rubber" egg.
I agree, Winston, it's been fascinating!