there’s always a cheaper way

April 12th, 2011

Apparently someone is selling fake eggs in China. At 360 eggs per chicken per year, 2 feet of space required per chicken, and the tiny feeding requirements of each chicken, I just can’t see how manufacturing fakes would be cost effective.

ChinaHush, a website in mainland China where fake eggs are believed to have first originated, suggests the following for consumers to identify fake eggs.

1. After cracking the fake egg, the white and yolk will mix together quickly.
2. Fake eggs have slightly shinier shells than real ones.
3. The shells of the fake eggs feel slightly rougher.
4. You will hear sloshing sounds when you shake a fake egg as liquid will flow from the solid agent.
5. Real eggs smell like raw meat.
6. Tapping a real egg lightly will generate a crisp sound when compared to a fake egg.
7. When frying a fake egg, the yolk will spread without being touched.

Read for yourself. Some people are creeps.