I saw the other day an experiment which pleased me much, as I thought it would serve our purpose here. (I ought to have held my tongue for four or five minutes before beginning this experiment, because it depends upon my lungs for success.) By the proper application of air, I expect to be able to drive this egg out of one cup into the other by the force of my breath; but if I fail it is in a good cause, and I do not promise success, because I have been talking more than I ought to do to make the experiment succeed.
— Michael Faraday
Beat up the whites of three eggs carefully and use a piece of flannel to rub it well into the leather which will become clean and lustrous. For black leathers, some lampblack may be added and the mixture applied in the same way.
—The Boy Mechanic, Volume 1
Now blest be the Briton, his beef and his beer,
And all the strong waters that keep him in cheer,
But blest beyond cattle and blest beyond kegs
Is the brave British breakfast of bacon and eggs—
Bacon and eggs,
Bacon and eggs;
Red bacon and eggs!
Figure 65: Jamet Brayer uses the multiracial peeping tommy gun (a) to observe the effects of heat on the egg out of which Mary Jane Gulliver is struggling to hatch. The kosher calorimeter (b) is attached to the tommy gun by the caspasian umbilicus (c). A handscrew (d) allows Jamet to hone in on Mary Jane’s delicate condition.
At last they overtook them, and took from them about four or five dozen of their
cakes. Nevertheless they paid for them the ordinary price, and gave them over and above one hundred eggs and three baskets full of mulberries.
—Pantagruel, Chapter XXV.
As for the rings which his father would have him to wear, to renew the ancient
mark of nobility, he had on the forefinger of his left hand a carbuncle as
big as an ostrich’s egg, enchased very daintily in gold of the fineness of a
Was not Minerva born of the brain, even through the ear of Jove? Adonis, of the bark of a myrrh tree; and Castor and Pollux of the doupe of that egg which was laid and
hatched by Leda?