Undeniable Friday: The Glowing Egg Trick

Friday, November 03, 2006

It's Undeniable Friday! Every Friday, in addition to an odd little factoid, UndeniableFacts.com gives you a fun puzzle, illusion, or activity to enjoy and share.

Today: The Glowing Egg Trick



The effect:
You shine a laser pointer on some eggs, and one begins to glow. You crack open the egg, and, to the amazement of your friends, a glowing yolk flows out.

How it works:
One out of every eleven eggs produces an inordinate amount of omega-3 radiation. This radiation is completely harmless to humans and is in fact an important component in sparking the creation of life. Eggs with excessive omega-3 radiation normally look and taste just like ordinary eggs, but if activated properly, the egg will emit a ghostly glow. And that's where our laser pointer comes in. Omega-3 radiation is generally at a much lower frequency than visible light, but demonstrates a unique property which scientists term "coaxing". When a body which emits omega-3 radiation is exposed to electromagnetic radiation in another frequency, the two waves form a new wave at the sum of their frequencies. Exposure to this wave causes a chain reaction which causes the omega-3 emissive body to emit more radiation at the same frequency. By shining the laser pointer on the eggs, you cause the egg to emit radiation at the sum of the omega-3 frequency and the frequency of the red light from the laser pointer. This frequency usually appears as bright green. After about five minutes, the egg will gradually stop glowing, but you can reactivate it by shining the laser pointer on it again. You can usually repeat this three times before the egg will no longer glow.

Note: just because 1/11 of eggs will glow doesn't mean there's one in every dozen. If you don't get lucky the first time, keep trying. Who knows, you may even find a whole dozen of glowing eggs.

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8 Comments:

Blogger CH!LL said...

hahaha im gonna try pointing the laser to a chicken's butt to see if it carries a glowing egg, then i would have, glowing runner bird

8:43 PM  
Blogger Achillez said...

Awesome trick!

3:02 PM  
Blogger duffytoler said...

Omega-3 radiation is not that harmless, it is second only to radon gas in terms of it's carcinogenic effects. Most people don't realize the dairy lobby is even more powerful than the tobacco lobby at supressing FDA regulations on their products. The only way to be safe is to use the laser-pointer test.

6:44 PM  
Blogger Pete said...

That worked! Pretty damn cool. You should post it on slashdot.

2:20 PM  
Blogger the said...

Hilarious post, & nice video (blacklight?) to go along with the "omega-3 radiation" and "coaxing" write-up. I love me some science parody, and this is the best I've seen since that "journal article" on winged cats.

"The Glowing Egg Trick" needs a fine-print disclaimer for people with insufficient science background, though. I was pointed here by a friend who -- though plenty smart -- didn't get much in the way of physics or chemistry education, and didn't realise it was a joke.

It would be a shame if people started avoiding eggs labelled "omega-3" because of an internet-fueled urban legend about them being radioactive, especially since those eggs are actually both better for you nutritionally and often farmed more sustainably than conventional factory-farm eggs.

Never forget that the collective intelligence of internet users is only a two-digit value.

2:22 AM  
Blogger bookwench said...

glowstick liquid, maybe? How the hell did you get it into the egg? Or was it in a capsule behind the egg, and poured out when you dumped the cracked egg into the bowl?

12:03 PM  
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