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Adorable Hardboiled Egg Art Shaped Like Hello Kitty, Pandas, Baby Seals

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We’re not saying the Japanese are a million times better than us at packing lunches. But it’s hard to argue the facts.

Take their hardboiled egg game for instance. Instead of tossing the white rubbery bulbs in plastic bags with a smidgeon of salt, the bento-loving Japanese soak them in food coloring and carve them to look like Pikachu. Or cover them with bits of seaweed to create mini oval pandas. Did we mention the upside down baby seal? Ugh, we die.

In case you don’t have enough time for DIY egg art though, you could always just buy these sumo egg cup legs. Or head over to Rocket News to appreciate more amazing eggs from people who do.

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This Nifty Japanese Spinning Toy Delivers Scrambled Hard Boiled Eggs

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As much as we *love* putting our breakfast in pantyhose and shaking it around a bunch, sometimes we wish there was an easier way to enjoy scrambled hard boiled eggs than re-appropriating our precious hosiery. Like putting them in a $25 children’s toy, for instance.

Google translates its name to “Pudding whole Turn Turn funny eggs,” but this is basically a machine that helps you make pre-scrambled hard boiled eggs by breaking yolks in their shells. Available September 25 in Japan, the cute, colorful product is targeted at kids 15 and up and features an adorable dizzy egg mascot, because who doesn’t love their breakfast with a side of cartoon murder.

Stateside, there has been a Kickstarter for a similar product called the “Golden Goose,” which, like the sock method, broke the inner yolk only after much yanking. This device is different. Though spinning is indeed involved, the only work required of the user is a pulling a slot machine like lever and watching your egg go nuts.  Then, after about 10 minutes of boiling, you’ve successfully laid yourself a golden egg. Jackpot.

H/T Gizmodo

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Golden Goose Egg Scrambler Lets You Scramble Hard Boiled Eggs In The Shell

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Don’t know why, but we’re suckers for a good case of kitchen wizardry. Last April, a neat hack made its way around the web, instructing viewers on how to make scrambled eggs without ever having to break open a shell. The trick was to spin the egg around a tight tube like a long sock or t-shirt sleeve and use the centripetal force to crack open the egg yolk from within.

Well, now someone’s made a machine to make that whole process about . . . 2% easier. It’s called the “Golden Goose,” and it uses the same mechanics as the sock method. Just pop an egg inside the white and yellow plastic capsule, grab the two string-attached handle rings, and pull. Eventually all the spinning will be enough to break the gooey, unfertilized insides into a diffused form that can be hard boiled into scrambled deviled eggs, scrambled soft boiled eggs, or even scrambled egg tater tots (?).

$50 gets you a first production run model from Kickstarter. Might be smart just to buy a bunch for the kids and put them to work under the impression of “playtime.”

H/T + Picthx Design Taxi

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ICYMI: Here’s How to Scramble Hard Boiled Eggs Inside Their Shells

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Answering the prayers of precisely five people in the world, an instructional video by YouTuber Nighthawkinlight has made the rounds this week showing folks how to make scrambled hard boiled eggs. All you need is a long tube of fabric (like a t-shirt sleeve or tights), two rubber bands and an egg. The process itself involves some rigorous and meticulous shaking, but check out the original video below for the full rundown.

Now, nifty as this is, I can imagine the texture takes some getting used to. Like if you happen to hate hard boiled yolks or you accidentally crack open the shell while boiling and end up with an oozing yellow monster thing like I did yesterday. I swear at one point it tried to jump out of the pot, but thankfully I had some chopsticks laid over the top that totally saved my life.

H/T + PicThx Gizmodo