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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Glow in the Dark Eggs

What does this have to do with writing? I have no clue. Maybe you can use it for a YA novel or something. Or as a chemical explanation for a glowing ghost in a steampunk novel. This is just for fun.

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. That was really interesting! A nice midweek random topic.

  2. Whoa. Ok, why only one in three? And if the eggs aren't edible after being in the microwave... um... what about the other stuff we put in the microwave?

  3. I think everything else is fine. I know eggs generally can't be cooked well in the microwave. And with only 10 second zapping, they wouldn't exactly be cooked!

  4. I don't think they meant you couldn't eat it then. I think he meant you couldn't put it back in the fridge and cook it later.

    What disturbed me was the part where he said what makes the egg glow was a combination of a chemical in the dye and the radiation the egg absorbs from the microwave.

    (I say this as I sit here eating my microwaved potato.) ;)

  5. Ahhh! lol. Me, I will always use the microwave :)

  6. Amy- Only one in three glow because they need a certain concentration of chemical. That chemical reacts with the chemical in the dye to irradtate the egg.

    I'm guessing you can't eat them because of the chemical concentration. Cooking the egg would normally heat and break down the chemical (I'm guessing) and prevent a reaction when you dye the egg. But since you're using uncooked the dye seeps through the shell and there's a reaction.

    I'd have to do more research to give you a better answer.

    My question is how did anyone come up with this idea?

  7. Thanks Liana. I have a sister-in-law who swears we're all going to get cancer from using microwaves. I was hoping this didn't prove her right. ;)