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Magnetic Eggs

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Chickens fed on Kogllegs Magneto-corn produce eggs with strongly magnetic shells. This creates several advantages over conventional non-magnetic eggs:

• The pesky shell fragments can easily be collected using a magnet.

• They can be transported by a simple wire pulley, from which they will hang like light-bulbs.

• They can be used make a simple boiled egg compass in an emergency.

• Given enough eggs in a matrix assemblage, they could also be used to create a maglev train - go to work on an egg! (for those who remember - UK only)


xenzag, Apr 01 2012

French poultry do things English breeds can only dream of http://fr.wikipedia...entin_Louis_Kervran
Paragraph beginning "En 1799, Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin," Be sure to check the citation. [mouseposture, Apr 01 2012]


po, Apr 01 2012

       Yes - it's a sort of mechanical version of Kellogs.
xenzag, Apr 01 2012

       Magic magnetics with GM corn.
ldischler, Apr 01 2012

       This is asking a lot of chicken metabolism...   

       Perhaps, instead, chickens could be retrofitted with a cloacal device which coats each newly-laid egg with a thick coat of iron-rich paint?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 01 2012

       //Magic magnetics with GM corn// GM corn? Never! Organic Magnetic Corn only.
xenzag, Apr 01 2012


       Luckily, I had already finished the last of the Palmer '82. I'm not sure the keyboard would have coped with a mirth-induced soaking.
DenholmRicshaw, Apr 01 2012

       Electrostatic eggs would be more fun.
pocmloc, Apr 01 2012

       // I had already finished the last of the Palmer '82//   

       Just as well - it's getting to the end of its prime. I've given myself til midnight to get through my last case of the stuff.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 01 2012

       //This is asking a lot of chicken metabolism.// Anglo-Saxon chickens, maybe. *French* chickens can transmute elements.   

       [MB] you will enjoy <link> -- read the paragraph beginning "En 1799, Louis-Nicolas Vauquelin" and under NO circumstances neglect to scroll to the bottom and see what's being cited in support.
mouseposture, Apr 01 2012

       If you decalcified the shell in a mild acid and then re-calcified the shell while rotating it above a magnetic Halbach array you might be able to make a monoeufpole.   

       Is "Gallic chicken" an oxymoron?
mouseposture, Apr 01 2012

       This idea expires in 2 minutes gmt :-)
xenzag, Apr 01 2012

       //[MB] you will enjoy <link>//   

       Ah, Kervran - great man, great man. He was a great pioneer of physics as it should be, rather than as it is.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 01 2012

       // physics as it should be, rather than as it is //   

Alterother, Apr 01 2012

       //physics as it should be// "normative physics." I mean, if we can have experimental philosophy, why not?
mouseposture, Apr 01 2012

       //Don't say this was an April fool!// I had thought that [marked-for-expiry] made this very obvious.
xenzag, Apr 02 2012

       Shirley, here on the HB, an April Fool would be an entirely reasonable, sensible proposal?
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 02 2012

       Assuming you could get a monopole egg, of the south polarity, all one would have to is fit all local foxes with a collar, affixed to which would be another monopole, of the north polarity and egg stealing would be a thing of the past?
not_morrison_rm, Apr 02 2012

       //Assuming you could get a monopole egg//   

       Only from a monopoulet.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 02 2012

not_morrison_rm, Apr 02 2012


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