Eggsellent Arrangement of Eggs

I’ve done quite a few blog posts about Eggs over the years.

In a post called Playing with the Word Egg I noted that “Nature recognized that the Egg was eggsactly the type of ineggspensive, eggstremely simple container needed for many housing situations. With an eggsternal shell that would survive eggstreme conditions (barring eggsplosions), the egg was an eggsellent choice where eggsessive sharp edges were undesirable for the eggspectant mother when it was time to eggspell it.”

I looked at an equation for drawing an egg shape in the post Eggs Are Eggs-actly Complex.

I even did a post about Devilled Eggs. (How hard can it be to hardboil an egg… yet the ones I did a few days were just a bit under done, so yes, it is a rather exact science.)

In this post, I’m going to explore another aspect of eggs – when you remove eggs from the carton, do you do so in a particular order? What would your egg storage container look like when you only had half the eggs left?

This was a topic on Twitter a few days ago… who says Twitter is a useless waste of time! (Thanks to Gavin Jones @ecologyofgavin for starting this inquiry.)

Gavin suggested these four possibilities:

Egg Carton arrangements 1 to 4

Then he added this one:

Egg storage arrangement #5 (ignore the 3B label)

Twitter followers added the next two:

Egg storage arrangement #6
Egg storage arrangement #7

There were a few people who were basket storers:

Egg storage arrangement #8

And last, but certainly not least, there was the ‘any place there is room in the fridge’ arrangement.

Egg storage arrangement #9

So, how about you? How do you store your eggs? Do your eggs have a storage symmetry?

8 thoughts on “Eggsellent Arrangement of Eggs

  1. I leave my eggs in their carton and empty it “front to back”. Hard boiled eggs are a staple in my diet; after 40+ years, I still haven’t gotten it “just right” most of the time (I have found there’s a big difference in boiling store-bought vs. farm fresh eggs, though, and my 5 year old granddaughter now insists on eating only “real eggs from real chickens, not the ones that from the store”. LOL!)


    1. Cute comment from your granddaughter!
      We took our kids to a farm when they were quite young so that they could see where eggs, milk, beef and grain come from. They were most impressed with getting to collect eggs.


  2. Mine are in the middle so the carton will be balanced. I didn’t realize that anyone else consciously chose a pattern.


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