This can’t crush egg in hand podcast episode breaks down egg myths and facts, talks about why is it so hard to crush an egg, and learn about why can’t you crush an egg in your palm. This Parent Busters podcast episode also covers chicken earlobes egg color, Egg Float Test Myth / how to tell good eggs from bad eggs and why does an egg float in water, and so many more egg fun facts for kids and parents to learn together!
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Highlights and Fact Corrections From the Can’t Crush This Egg In Hand Episode
*Check out our cant crack an egg challenge video on Instagram
* Is it true that chickens can’t be given hormones in the US? (Do chickens get injected with hormones?)
“In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration’s regulations prohibit any use of hormones in pork and poultry, so those industries do not use artificial or added hormones in the production process. Therefore, all pork and poultry is eligible to be labeled with ‘Raised without Hormones’.” [MeatScience.org]
“Despite what you may hear, no artificial or added hormones are used in the production of any poultry in the United States. Regulations of the Food & Drug Administration prohibit the use of such hormones. No such hormones are used. So any brand of chicken can be labeled “Raised without hormones” or something like that.” [National Chicken Council]
*Araucana chickens (pronounced: air-uh-kahn-uh):
“Araucanas are layers of strong-shelled eggs, blue or green eggs having been reported from South America from the mid-sixteenth century onwards. These are unique in that their colour permeates throughout the shell.” [Poultry Club]
There are araucana chickens and americauna chickens, but both lay blue eggs (or greenish-blue). Learn more about the difference.
*Is it true that chef hat folds mean how many ways you can cook an egg?
“The origin of pleats in a chef’s hat is similar to the height. In the early days of the toque blanche, it was said that the number of pleats would often represent how many techniques or recipes a chef had mastered. For example, a chef would have 100 pleats in his hat to represent 100 ways he could prepare eggs.” [Learn more about chef hats]
*Genus vs Species: “The main difference between genus and species is that genus is a lower classification level that lies below family and above species, whereas species is the fundamental category of closely related organisms that lies below the genus.” [Source]
“The chicken belongs to the genus Gallus of the family Phasianidae. Domestic chickens are simply classified as Gallus domesticus.” [Penn State]
Egg Crush Podcast Episode References and Resources
- Science World
- Science Connected [good infographic!]
- Medical News Today
- Eat This
- Farmers Almanac
- The Kitchn
- Cooking Light