Dr. Seuss was right! There is such a thing as green eggs! And I think Sam I Am was nutso for liking them. Yicko.
That, my dear reader, is a green egg. My son read about an experiment with vinegar and a raw egg, and wanted to try it. The experiment was about OSMOSIS. Can you say OSMOSIS, boys and girls? Anyway, the raw egg sits in a jar of vinegar for a few days. The shell totally disappears. It’s gross. The vinegar dissolves it into this foamy stuff at the top, and then dissipates into, uh, my kitchen air. :-p
After a few days, he drained the vinegar and add water. The experiment said to add corn syrup to the jar, but I didn’t have any. Se we used food coloring. My son chose green. A nice, slimy color very fitting for this experiment, I think.
So after a few more days, he drained the green water. And we got the egg. We thought it was like a boiled egg, solid all the way through. My son placed the egg on the kitchen counter (see photo above) and attempted to stab it with a knife.
“Wait!” I said.
I placed the egg in a small dish. JUST. IN. CASE.
Hohboy, am I glad I did that! We poked the egg, and >POP<.
That’s even grosser. YUK!
So it wasn’t solid inside. But the jelly stuff inside is green. I guess that’s OSMOSIS. The food coloring passed through the egg’s thin membrane, and affected the liquid around the yolk. Science is so disgusting.