Boiled Eggs

It’s only a coincidence that I noticed this at Easter. I was merely boiling eggs to go in a salad for supper. I put them in a little saucepan on low heat since they were right out of the refrigerator. I didn’t want them to break open. Nothing unusual!

Later I went back to check on my eggs and noticed streams of bubbles escaping from the surface of the shells. Again nothing unusual.

Then I noticed the bubbles were coalescing on the surface. What I saw next sent me running for my camera.

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Now look at the shape of the eggs! Remember they are still in their shells and hadn’t even begun to boil. What’s up with that?

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Are the bubbles trying to force themselves back in?

Have you ever experienced this phenomenon? Do you have an explanation? If so, I’d really like to know. I like boiled eggs but after this I’m kinda skittish about eating them!

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