By Stephanie Ciccarelli
August 25, 2013
Have you ever heard a strange sound in your kitchen?
The kitchen is one of the busier, more useful and productive areas in a home so it's no surprise that an eclectic assortment of sounds can be heard within its walls.
If only kitchens could talk!
Obscure noises tend to come out of nowhere, and in my case, the one I heard while cooking up a snack could be easily explained, and was quite literally, all it was cracked up to be!
What noise did I hear?
Join me now for a little eggventure in today's VOX Daily!
Saturday afternoon, I was boiling eggs on the stovetop when a high pitched, beeping or chirping noise began. When trying to figure out where the sound was coming from, I was able to discount the stovetop and soon realized that it was emanating from the eggs themselves.
The fleeting thought that there might be chickens in them there eggs did cross my mind, but after concluding that it couldn't be the case, I decided to do a quick search online to learn more about my soon-to-be hard boiled eggs chirped so much.
As with many things, there is a scientific explanation for this, you know, a wee bit of cause and effect.
After researching a few sources, I learned that when eggs are boiled, specifically eggs with slight cracks in their shells, the porous nature of the shell allows for air to escape from the egg which then bubbles up to the surface. Long story short, the sound of the air escaping during the boiling process sounds like little birds chirping.
Case in point:
For the record, the eggs turned out fine, but having read this post, it's doubtful you'll ever listen to eggs boil the same way again!
Do you have a kitchen sound story that you can share?
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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