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Why Are My Eggs Chirping In Boiling Water? | It’s A Funny Story (VIDEO)

BOILED ALIVE? Have you ever made hardboiled eggs? Me too. Now, have you ever made hardboiled eggs and whilst they were boiling, felt like there were perhaps baby birdies in the eggs chirping like they were being boiled alive? (listen to the short video clip below)


No chicks were harmed in the making of this blog post. Sorry for that picture that I didn’t mean to paint for you. But I had to tell you about this crazy thing that happened in case you missed my Instagram stories the other day. It was a normal quarantine night, we were puzzling like most of the world. I was making hardboiled eggs when I heard a chirping noise. I asked my husband what it was and he thought maybe a cricket or something was in the kitchen or near our stove… but how? We then realized that the chirping was coming from the pot of boiling water which contained 6 fully submerged eggs. I know. We freaked out, too. I honestly for a split second thought that maybe, just maybe, there was a little baby birdie being boiled alive, and I didn’t want to be the one to check either. What do you do? Break open each one, wasting each egg to make sure that there wasn’t a baby bird crying for help? Oh goodness I felt so bad. (listen to the short video clip below)

Then, thanks to Google, we realized that it’s actually common or normal for eggs to make a “chirping” sound when there is any air escaping from the eggs while they are boiling. OH GOODNESS! Thank the Lord that we weren’t boiling baby chicks a few days before Easter (or ever — no good time for that let’s be honest!). Now maybe that’s just God being super comical. Maybe he wants me to be vegan (kidding), but really… that’s like cooking a piece of salmon and when it’s searing in hot olive oil you hear it say… well what does a salmon say? I don’t really know, but you get the idea! No chickens were harmed in the making of this blog post or video. I dyed some Easter Eggs for the first time in a very long time using a natural food dye kit (this one) and now we can eat our egg salad and hard boiled eggs in peace.


PHEW! Okay so we didn’t kill any baby chicks — it was just science … aka AIR escaping the eggs and stuff. God has a sense of humor eh?



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Geeta Moolchandani
Geeta Moolchandani
Nov 17, 2021

It’s 5 am morning in Melbourne and I am preparing tiffins for ourselves and this chirpy sound in my eggs while boiling them made me so worried 😦 then I did the same... I broke all the eggs 🤦🏻‍♀️Thanks for explaining though. As soon as I tried to search on Google your post gave me a big relief🙏😂

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krysten
krysten
Nov 17, 2021
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oh goodness! that chirping and panic will surely wake you up faster than coffee would at 5am too! I'm glad you found relief in this post! I totally freaked out when it happened to me. funnily enough it hasn't happened again since lol. have a lovely rest of your day!

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That just happened to me! I literally took all 12 eggs (mama of 3 💚) out and put them back in the refrigerator.

Thanks for sharing. I don’t feel so crazy now 😂

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krysten
krysten
Jul 02, 2021
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Oh my word I know exactly how you feel just praying there wasn’t a little baby chick inside that egg. Glad to give you some relief & now it’s something to laugh about. Haha. Thanks Charlemagne (beautiful name!)

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