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post #11 of 21
Danielgdl, please see both #2 and #4 below for definitions of the word cell in this application. (From freedictionary.com). I also urge you to google images using the search ' internal structure of eggs'. You will see that the air pocket in the large end of the egg is indeed called the air cell, no matter which illustration (among hundreds) you look at.

cell1
n
1. a small simple room, as in a prison, convent, monastery, or asylum; cubicle
2. any small compartment, the cells of a honeycomb
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) Biology the basic structural and functional unit of living organisms. It consists of a nucleus, containing the genetic material, surrounded by the cytoplasm in which are mitochondria, lysosomes, ribosomes, and other organelles. All cells are bounded by a cell membrane; plant cells have an outer cell wall in addition
4. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Biology) Biology any small cavity or area, such as the cavity containing pollen in an anther
5. (Physics / General Physics) a device for converting chemical energy into electrical energy, usually consisting of a container with two electrodes immersed in an electrolyte See also primary cell, secondary cell, dry cell, wet cell, fuel cell
6. (Chemistry) short for electrolytic cell
7. (Christianity / Ecclesiastical Terms) a small religious house dependent upon a larger one
8. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a small group of persons operating as a nucleus of a larger political, religious, or other organization Communist cell
9. (Mathematics) Maths a small unit of volume in a mathematical coordinate system
10. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Zoology) Zoology one of the areas on an insect wing bounded by veins
11. (Communication Arts / Broadcasting) the geographical area served by an individual transmitter in a cellular radio network
[from Medieval Latin cella monk's cell, from Latin: room, storeroom; related to Latin cēlāre to hide]
cell-like adj
post #12 of 21

Our chickens have been hiding their eggs in the blackberry brambles and my husband finally got around to clipping them back.  We found 14 eggs and did the float test.  None of them floated and in fact most of them lay on their side.  So we thought they would be good.  WRONG!  We just went through a 100F heat wave for multiple days and those eggs sat out there.  They were slightly dingy and not pure color.  

 

When I cracked one open, it broke apart immediately, yolk broken completely, watery whites.  The second one had part stuck to the side of the egg wall and was turning green.  My husband broke one and the inside was turning black.

 

The float test did NOT work for us.  


Edited by Backyarder - 7/10/13 at 1:29am
post #13 of 21

Shh... troll alert, he'll stay under the bridge if we don't feed him.  

 

As for the OP... Interesting finds.  I have never really tried myself.

post #14 of 21
I googled "Cell phones" and they apparently are not made of cells either sad.png
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post #15 of 21
Lol. I love it! That's just the BEST!lol.png
post #16 of 21
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Originally Posted by danielgdl View Post
 

hi.

 

i was searching about this on google and found this. i took the time to create an account just to share my thoughts. i must say that there's no such thing as "air cells" air is a combination of different gases, a cell is a completely different thing.

 

that is just plain stup1d.

 

have a nice day.


this so funny. it has to be a young person, please let it be a young person. sooo thank you young person for makin this old person laugh out loud:lau

post #17 of 21
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My 6 year old son's favorite show is myth busters.  So, we decided to to test a myth of our own.  Do bad eggs sink in water?  Well, we can tell you that fresh eggs float and that an egg left on the counter for over 4 weeks finally started to bob in the water a little.  We don't have an old enough egg to see if it really floats yet.  As we all know, fresh eggs last so much longer anyway when you don't wash them and all of that.

So happy to be joining this forum.  You guys are really funny and in such a wholesome way!


was watching a TV show with a guy that sailed around the world with a very small crew and he said they had no refrigeration but their eggs did not go "bad", that they could tell, after 3 months at sea. i've heard that not ALL eggs that float are bad but it's time to "smell check" them. i have had some old eggs that have been fridge for too long and have always trusted my nose to whether an egg is good or bad. very simple= good eggs don't stink.

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have that there is a custom in an Asian country where they bury fresh eggs on a warm beach then come back to retrieve them the following year to eat= a delicacy:/.

post #18 of 21
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have that there is a custom in an Asian country where they bury fresh eggs on a warm beach then come back to retrieve them the following year to eat= a delicacy:/.

It's called "Balut". Google image search it if you dare. (My western taste palate makes me want to vomit uncontrollably when I watch people eating it.)

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post #19 of 21

It does work some of the time.

 

Here's a blog post on the data my wife has collected.

 

http://www.avianaquamiser.com/posts/How_to_determine_the_age_of_an_egg/

--- Mark and Anna

Read more about our chicken tractors full of 7 Golden Comets, 1 White Cochin, 3 Plymouth Rocks, and 1 mean mutt rooster at http://www.waldeneffect.org
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--- Mark and Anna

Read more about our chicken tractors full of 7 Golden Comets, 1 White Cochin, 3 Plymouth Rocks, and 1 mean mutt rooster at http://www.waldeneffect.org
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post #20 of 21

so should we say that OLD eggs float ...fresh eggs sink ...and ANY egg regardless of age ...under the wrong conditions can be bad ?

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