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Scientists work how to unboil eggs

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Scientists work how to unboil eggs

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My goodness, what will they think of next Roll eyes
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Then, to revert one of the main proteins in egg whites, lysozyme, back to working order, the researchers added a chemical called urea.
This compound, which is a waste product of many organisms, broke down the clumps of protein, returning the solid material into a liquid. Then, they placed the solution into a high-powered machine called a vortex fluid device which applied shear stress to the proteins, encouraging them to untangle and then re-fold to their original conformation


Ugh... don`t fancy a fry up any more....  as for scrambled, boiled, or poached... no thanks...
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Then, to revert one of the main proteins in egg whites, lysozyme, back to working order, the researchers added a chemical called urea.

What, exactly, is working order Undecided
I can imagine once it is fully perfected:
"Doris, I don't fancy a boiled egg any more. Unboil it and let's have roast chicken instead" Cheesy

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Re: Scientists work how to unboil eggs

Heston Blumenthal's next creation is freshly unboiled eggs on a nest of pommes-frites Anglaise, with a melange of 57 varieties of bean.
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Re: Scientists work how to unboil eggs

Easiest way is not to boil it in the first place!
Smiley Smiley Wink
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They must be eggstatic with this discovery!
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Is that supposed to be a yoke Grin Grin
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Heston Blumenthal's next creation is freshly unboiled eggs on a nest of pommes-frites Anglaise

Imagine what you would have to shell out for that.
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Then, to revert one of the main proteins in egg whites, lysozyme, back to working order, the researchers added a chemical called urea.

Now that's just taking the P.........................
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Now that's just taking the P.........................
Walking on eggshells there Wink
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Don't crack me up Grin
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I wonder how long it took to hatch the idea.
It will take some beating to come up with something even dafter  Cheesy

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I wonder how long it took to hatch the idea.

That would be a feather in their cap.
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would more feathers in cap, mean you were feather further up the pecking order...  Huh