On boiling an egg

R. A. Dwek*, G. Navon

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IT has long been accepted that on top of Pike's Peak, where water boils at 91°C, it takes 12 h to hard boil an egg. We have conducted experiments in the Biochemistry Department, Oxford University, in which we have hard boiled eggs successfully at 91°C in 10 min. There would thus appear to be a large error between the predicted and the experimental times.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491
Number of pages1
Issue number5382
StatePublished - 1972


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