Hard-Boiled Eggs History of Eggs


9.39 billion eggs were laid in the United States in August 2021. That is a lot of eggs! 

Some of you may remember Cool Hand Luke and the eating of 50 hard-boiled eggs, roughly 6 pounds. This is not far-fetched! It is possible to do! In 2013, Joey Chestnut, in real life, not in a movie, consumed 141 eggs in 8 minutes. Overall, it’s kinda crazy right? 

Keep in mind that this number of eggs will stay in your digestive track for 36 hours (or so) and will most likely create a large hydrogen sulfide gas cloud. 

You won’t believe how long the history of eggs is. The history is mostly hard-boiled, and like so many foods, there are many claims, all of course legit. And like so much food history, it is a bit of a scramble, and hard to know which came first - the chicken or the egg. 

Eating eggs is good for your liver, drinking alcohol, not so much. So if you eat eggs at your local tavern, your liver fares better, and you can go there more often! 

This is why taverns, pubs and bars used to offer hard-boiled eggs for free. Keep in mind, Pickled eggs are the ones in the jar at the bar. 

You remember those eggs in the giant jar of liquid. I am too young to remember this and I never went to bars except to shoot moving pictures … I remember the jars of eggs made for a nice cucoloris. 

Then again, historians claim that France had too many eggs and thus required food to be available or sold along with alcohol, way, way back when.