Last weekend I boiled some eggs so that my kids could color them for Easter. I thought I had boiled them long enough. I turned off the stove and let them cool. When they had cooled sufficiently, I put them back in the egg carton and placed them in the refrigerator. I little while later, when my kids were ready to color them, I took them out. They colored them beautiful shades of purple, pink, orange, yellow, and green. When the dye dried, I put them back in the egg carton and placed them in the refrigerator once again.
The next day was Easter. I had planned to make stuffed eggs with the colored Easter eggs. I took the eggs out of the refrigerator and proceeded to crack the eggs. Much to my surprise, I found the eggs appeared to have not been boiled enough. I could see the yolk was still quite runny. I checked all of the eggs, and they were all the same. "Oh well," I thought. "It's just another culinary malfunction." I tossed the eggs and didn't think any more about it.
Today I was planning on making scrambled eggs for my family's breakfast. I went into the refrigerator and pulled out the remaining carton of eggs. I cracked an egg. It didn't spill out as expected. I took a closer look. It was a hard boiled egg! They were all hard boiled eggs!