Breaking: Eggs not bad for you and the NYT is on it

posted at 9:35 pm on January 28, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

You see what I did there?

Oh, the poor maligned egg. Formerly a cherished staple of American breakfasts, it has in the last several decades been blamed for high cholesterol, heart attacks, and obesity. But not anymore, sayeth the New York Times. You’ll be glad to know that if common sense had convinced you eating eggs was probably a-okay—even the yolk!— you are safe. The New York Times is allowing “Eggs [to] Regain Their Reputation.”

Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, but a new analysis adds to the evidence that they are not the dietary sin we once thought they were. The review suggests that for most people, eating one egg a day is not bad for the heart.

Researchers reviewed eight prospective studies including 263,938 subjects and pooled the data for analysis. They found no evidence that eating up to an egg a day increased the risk of heart disease or stroke. The results were the same for men and women and in all age ranges.

Diabetic patients were the only exception. For them, high egg consumption was associated with an increased risk of heart disease and a reduced risk for hemorrhagic stroke. But there were too few diabetics in the studies to draw reliable conclusions.

A little further down in this story we find this:

A co-author of the study, Dr. Frank B. Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at Harvard, said that eating two or three or more eggs a day might be harmful, in theory, although there are no data on that.

So, one egg a day doesn’t increase the likelihood of disease and there’s “no data” to suggest even three eggs a day would. But a quick perusal of the New York Times‘ own archives seems to suggest it certainly thought there was plenty of data to scare us off of eggs. I’m amazed again and again how conventional wisdom on foods that are “bad for you” solidifies with so little data to support it. Please see: salt, which I’ve been trying to convince people isn’t necessarily unhealthy for years, but the conventional wisdom is so strong, people think I’m a conspiracy theorist. The New York Times recently came around on this one, too. Let’s follow eggs’ journey.

“A Heart Expert’s Prescription for the Nation,” 1989:

“We want you to concentrate on the biggest enemy,” Dr. Castelli said. ”If I take saturated fat out of your diet, I automatically don’t have to take out the cholesterol, with a couple of exceptions.” The exceptions are foods like egg yolks and organ meats. ”We’re not against the egg, just against the yolk,” he said. ”White is sensational protein. You can fry up all the whites you want.”

“Report Urges Low-Fat Diet for Everyone,” 1990: A front-page story on a federal commission’s recommendations, including an egg condemnation:

The new report recommends that all Americans from age 2 onwards consume no more than 30 percent of their calories as fat, a decrease of about 15 percent from the fats that most adults consume today. For children, a 30 percent fat diet is a ‘goal’ and for adults it is a maximum. The group also said that unsaturated fats, which, like butter, are solids at room temperature, should constitute no more than 10 percent of the calories consumed. The average American diet now obtains 13 percent of its calories from these fats. Polyunsatuated fats like corn oil should constitute up to 10 percent of fats consumed, and monounsaturated fats like olive oil should constitute the rest of fat calories.

The report also recommends that Americans consume less than 300 milligrams of cholesterol a day, a decline from the average 304 milligrams a day for women and 435 milligrams a day for men. The yolk from a large egg contains 274 milligrams of cholesterol.

The recommended diet would contain more fruits, vegetables and grains, and more skim milk than the average American diet today. It would contain fewer egg yolks and less meat. People are advised to keep the fat content of foods firmly in mind as they select foods at grocery stores and restaurants.

“The Joy of Eggs (in Moderation, of Course) Is Rediscovered,” 1993 allows a recipe that includes eggs, with the proper apologies, of course.

“Heart Ills and Cholesterol May Not Be Linked in Old Age,” 1994, suggests that egg = high cholesterol = heart attacks is not the simple equation nutritionists and reporters had assumed it was:

At first glance, the questioning of cholesterol’s effects may sound odd, heart disease researchers said. After all, if large amounts of cholesterol in the blood encourage the buildup of artery-clogging plaque in middle-aged people and even in people as old as 65, why would they not do the same in the very old?

One possible explanation, said Dr. David Kritchevsky, a cholesterol researcher at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, is that anyone who reaches 80 or so with a high cholesterol level and no evident heart disease may be immune to cholesterol’s effects. “The bullet has missed you,” he said.

But Dr. Kritchevsky said many people did not want to hear that they could ignore cholesterol after reaching a certain age. “What has happened is that the risk factor has become the disease,” he said. High cholesterol levels themselves have come to be viewed as a pathology.

Dr. Kritchevsky said many old people and their doctors were so convinced that high cholesterol levels were dangerous at any age that the question of whether to measure them, or try to lower them if they were high, might never come up. “My own father, who is 82, announced to me that he was going to stop eating eggs,” Dr. Kritchevsky said. “I told him, ‘Eating eggs is what got you here.’ “

A piece entitled “Personal Health,” suggests the NYT was on this story, and should have stayed on it, as far back as 1995:

In recent decades the egg, like Humpty Dumpty, has had a great fall. Since the mid-1940′s, concern about cholesterol and heart disease has sent per capita consumption plummeting from more than 400 eggs a year to only 235 in 1992, according to the latest figures available.

But after a half-century of hard knocks, 1995 may be the year that the egg, unlike Humpty, gets put together again. After three decades of blanket dietary advice to keep daily cholesterol intake below 300 milligrams and to limit egg consumption to four yolks a week, some experts on diet and heart disease are considering a more individualized approach that would allow a large portion of the population to eat more eggs, as well as other foods, like shrimp, that are relatively high in cholesterol but low in fat.

The interest in eggs stems from several incontrovertible facts. Eggs are inexpensive, readily available, easy to chew and digest, simple to prepare, relatively low in calories, and rich in protein, iron and many other essential nutrients. Unfortunately, eggs are also rich in cholesterol. The yolk of one large egg (the whites are free of both fat and cholesterol) has 213 milligrams of cholesterol and 5 grams of fat; 2 of them are saturated fat, which can raise blood levels of cholesterol.

“Go Ahead and Have Another Egg, Ads Say,” 1997, features the federal government running a campaign to goose the egg industry after derping it into despair.

A national advertising campaign this summer says it has the final word on eggs and cholesterol. “The good news about eggs just got better,” the headline boasts.

“More studies say eggs are O.K.,” the advertisement continues, showing a mouth-watering picture of a green pepper-and-mushroom omelet. “The conclusion: If you’re healthy, go right ahead and enjoy your eggs. Your cholesterol will probably stay about the same.”

Nutritionists caution, however, that people with cholesterol problems — and those with heart disease — should still be careful about how many eggs they eat.
The advertising campaign was approved by the Agriculture Department, which also publishes guidelines recommending that people try to control their cholesterol. The agency said the advertisements had been reviewed by a panel of scientists and by the Food and Drug Administration before being released.

A pro-egg era continues with 1997′s “Scientists Ease up on Fear of Eggs.”

When it comes to eggs, few medical experts are neutral. Either they want to see the entire population, young, old, women, children, those with low cholesterol levels and those with high cholesterol levels, assiduously restricting egg consumption. Or they dismiss the anti-egg movement as so much dogmatism by heart disease fanatics.

The truth, as scientists now view it, seems to be not in the middle but more to the side of those who would like to see Americans relax about eggs — a sentiment that is growing.

Yes, eggs contain about 215 milligrams of cholesterol in their yolks.

Yes, cholesterol in the diet is capable of raising the levels of cholesterol in the blood.

But individual responses to cholesterol in food vary so greatly that some people show virtually no effect. And in any event, the primary culprit is not cholesterol in the diet but saturated fat in the diet.

Also, genetics play a much larger role in how one’s body responds to cholesterol than diet. There is some more interesting data in this story, which seems to refute Dr. Hu’s assertion today that there’s “no data” on what three to four eggs a day might do to a person. Or, perhaps he just meant there’s “no data” to prove it harmful:

But two studies by Dr. Henry N. Ginsberg at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons found that young men and women who ate as many as three to four eggs a day for weeks on end had virtually no change in their blood cholesterol levels.

This is pretty good information to include in any piece that mentions eggs and cholesterol.

1998: OH, GAWD, WE HAVE NO FARGING IDEA! “Feeding Frenzy; It’s Good. No, It’s Bad. No, It’s Good. Really. I Think.”

EGGS: Once condemned for their high cholesterol content, eggs might be okay after all for most people, who can safely eat a few a week without worrying about their blood-cholesterol level.

Along the way, throughout the early 2000s, there were a handful of very concerned feature stories about people with heart disease, which blithely condemned eggs without mentioning that actual data printed in the New York Times suggested conventional wisdom on eggs was incorrect and that they have different implications for different populations.

And, in 1999, we have “Eggs Eaten in Moderation Pass Muster, Study Finds,” which may sound familiar:

An egg a day is O.K. for most people, according to researchers who found that healthy people eating up to seven eggs a week did not increase their risk of heart attack or stroke.

“Our study doesn’t mean that people should go back to the typical Western diet — a breakfast with two eggs, bacon, sausage, butter and toast,” said Dr. Frank B. Hu, a nutritional epidemiologist at the Harvard School of Public Health, who led the research. “This kind of diet is very unhealthy. But eggs per se, I don’t think they deserve such a bad reputation.”

Diabetics, however, do face higher risks of heart attack or stroke with increased egg consumption, according to the study, which is being published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association.

A spokeswoman for the American Heart Association, which was not involved in the study, said the findings would not change the association’s belief that Americans should limit their dietary cholesterol.

“These new data do not conflict with the American Heart Association’s recommendations that healthy individuals consume no more than 300 milligrams of dietary cholesterol per day,” said the spokeswoman, Dr. Alice H. Lichtenstein of the Department of Agriculture’s nutrition center at Tufts University.

That’s the same Dr. Hu who is the co-author of the meta-analysis which sparked today’s “Eggs Regain Reputation.” Maybe they can keep it this time.

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You see what I did there?

Yes, we did, Ms. Ham.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on January 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Most sane people have always known this.

wildcat72 on January 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Gonna scramble me up some PDQ!

Scrumpy on January 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Eggsactly.

hillsoftx on January 28, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Eggs used to be bad for you? I really have to start paying attention.

mchristian on January 28, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Two over easy and a side of Ham…yswidt..?

d1carter on January 28, 2013 at 9:41 PM

What Settled Science Looks Like.

Bmore on January 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

OH, GAWD, WE HAVE NO FARGING IDEA!

But we sure have concludingly concluded conclusively about manmade climate change.

John the Libertarian on January 28, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Just ignore whatever they say about food.

You’re going to die, and not a thing in this world is going to change that. You can perhaps add minutes, days, weeks, or perhaps even months to your time on this earth, but at what cost? Even if you could manage to die at 75 years of age instead of 70, eating bugs and grass for 70 years is like a death sentence anyway.

sharrukin on January 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Gonna scramble me up some PDQ!

Scrumpy on January 28, 2013 at 9:37 PM

I love me some scrambled egg sandwiches. Quick and easy to make, and they are good any time.

wildcat72 on January 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

The Science makes Romneys flip-flops look pedestrian. They were against it, now they’re for it. Personally, I’ve been eating 2-3 eggs a day ever since I remember. No cholestrol issues, thanks be to God.

tommy71 on January 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Yolk, yolk, yolk. You rang?

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

We’ve been poached.

John the Libertarian on January 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

So the war on chickens reproducing is called off?

nobar on January 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Does this mean I can start putting Saccharin on my eggs again?

Flange on January 28, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Please see: salt, which I’ve been trying to convince people isn’t necessarily unhealthy for years, but the conventional wisdom is so strong, people think I’m a conspiracy theorist.

I remember when I was a kid salting my food and some lady staring at me. I looked her straight in the face and proclaimed ” I am fighting low blood pressure!”

astonerii on January 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Make up my mind, forget it. I still love eating eggs, always did and always will. Fried Hard, scrambled, sunny side up. Yep, yep and yep.

D-fusit on January 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

What about Cadbury creme eggs?

Mark1971 on January 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I think I’ll have a Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Ham, Egg, and Cheese sandwich. As a snack tonight.

meci on January 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

This is your brains on drugs…

Electrongod on January 28, 2013 at 9:46 PM

But two studies by Dr. Henry N. Ginsberg at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons found that young men and women who ate as many as three to four eggs a day for weeks on end had virtually no change in their blood cholesterol levels.

I eat three eggs everyday, and I’m feeling goooooood.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Developing hard-boiled – Egg Supports Eggs

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Also, the whole idea that cholesterol is killing is likely a myth as well. But hey, those drug companies are making billions off those drugs, will be shortly after they lose the patent protection before we learn the truth likely.

astonerii on January 28, 2013 at 9:48 PM

The whole low fat, high carb recommendations recommendations by the AHA, AMA, etc. are falling on their faces. I recommend everybody interested in this subject read Gary Taubes book “Good Calories Bad Calories.” The accumulated research shows that it is clearly high carb intakes, effecting insulin levels that is the culprit for heart disease and diabetes. Fat (except for heated vegetable oils and transfats) have no effect in a low carb environment. Another good book is “The Great Cholesterol Con.” Your body makes more cholesterol than is in your food and it is only arterial damage, caused by small particle type LDL from high carb/sugar foods that allows the cholesterol to accumulate in the arterial walls. Eggs are the most healthy foods you can eat. Slowly, the food pyramid will be turned on its head as more people find out the truth.

Decoski on January 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Eggs, pirate-style.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Mark1971 on January 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Love those darn eggs!!

Scrumpy on January 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Eggs, pirate-style.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

ARGGHHH!!!! That be the Comment of the Day™, matie.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I will continue eating two a day as usual. Mmmmm.

Philly on January 28, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I remember when I was a kid salting my food and some lady staring at me. I looked her straight in the face and proclaimed ” I am fighting low blood pressure!”

astonerii on January 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Ha, I’ve tested with low blood pressure before a couple times and I was all, “You have NO idea how much I’m self-medicating!”

Mary Katharine Ham on January 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

This thread is making me hungry.

Blake on January 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Two pair toast, two pair back bacon, two pair eggs, both sides facin’ da sun! Alone, togedder!

I love Canadian breakfasts!

ghostwalker1 on January 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

EGGS,Its Whats For BreakFast……….

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Mary Katharine Ham on January 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

I’m borderline high blood pressure…
But that is hilarious. Hope your doctor has a sense of humor.

astonerii on January 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Two pair toast, two pair back bacon, two pair eggs, both sides facin’ da sun! Alone, togedder!

I love Canadian breakfasts!

ghostwalker1 on January 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

ghostwalker1:From Canada,home of the Canadian Beavers,….

….We Salute You:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Chicken Nazi’s!

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Not ‘fair’. Whens HotGas gonna promote the ‘vegan’ diet. Climate change and all, you know. /s

tommy71 on January 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Ha, I’ve tested with low blood pressure before a couple times and I was all, “You have NO idea how much I’m self-medicating!”

Mary Katharine Ham on January 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

MKH:Lol:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I’m borderline high blood pressure…
But that is hilarious. Hope your doctor has a sense of humor.

astonerii on January 28, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Blood pressure? As long as it’s not 0/0, I’m good.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Nothing will crank your engine in the morning like a ham, cheese, and jalapeno omelet.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Breaking: Eggs not bad for you and the NYT is on it

I thought the “science was settled.”

Sesqui told me that 99% of cardiologists agreed. There was a consensus and I was a bad-cholesterol-from-eggs denier! He even threatened to tattoo my forehead so that, in 30 years, when 80% of the world’s population had died because of eggs, people could point to me as the cause of Eggamageddon.

Resist We Much on January 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

EGGS,Its Whats For BreakFast……….

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

…lunch, dinner, midnight snack,….

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Not ‘fair’. Whens HotGas gonna promote the ‘vegan’ diet. Climate change and all, you know. /s

tommy71 on January 28, 2013 at 9:55 PM

I tried vegan once. They’re tough and stringy. But maybe I cooked ‘em wrong.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I love Canadian breakfasts!

ghostwalker1 on January 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

You just described my every Sunday breakfast!

can_con on January 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I thought the “science was settled.”

Sesqui told me that 99% of cardiologists agreed. There was a consensus and I was a bad-cholesterol-from-eggs denier! He even threatened to tattoo my forehead so that, in 30 years, when 80% of the world’s population had died because of eggs, people could point to me as the cause of Eggamageddon.

Resist We Much on January 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Egg’s Rule of Thumb – Junk “science” is about as settled as an active volcano.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

My only problem with eggs is how to have them on any given morning. One little thing there, yet so many delightful options!

Liam on January 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Eggs, pirate-style.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 9:49 PM

predator:Very nice!:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 9:59 PM

I tried vegan once. They’re tough and stringy. But maybe I cooked ‘em wrong.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Not even basting with bacon grease can cure that.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:59 PM

MKH, how do you feel about Balut?

http://www.junch.com/balut-eggs/

Warning, not for the faint of heart.

can_con on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I eat 2 eggs a day (SouthBeach Diet) and my cholesterol has been going down for a couple of years. Cut my statins in half and it’s still going down.

I’m no scientist, but doesn’t an egg get metabolized in your body when you eat it??? For crying out loud, the yolks don’t stream into your arteries and get stuck there!

PattyJ on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, but a new analysis adds to the evidence that they are not the dietary sin we once thought they were. The review suggests that for most people, eating one egg a day is not bad for the heart.
========================

One (1) egg,WTF!!
(sarc)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I’ve never stopped eating eggs. In fact, I may have some tomorrow for breakfast. Yum!

Othniel on January 28, 2013 at 10:01 PM

MKH, how do you feel about Balut?

http://www.junch.com/balut-eggs/

Warning, not for the faint of heart.

can_con on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I’m not The Hammer, but that needs barbecue sauce.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM

One (1) egg,WTF!!
(sarc)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Bloomberg says all eggs must be less than 16 oz.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Sooner or later they “experts” are going to have to wake up and acknowledge that diet has virtually nothing to do with heart disease, and the original “study” that they’ve been relying on for all these years to support that idea was, pardon the pun, “cooked.”

JannyMae on January 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Bloomberg says all eggs must be less than 16 oz.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM

In that case, I’m in deep trouble.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 10:03 PM

@PattyJ The yolks will betray you. The yolks love them arteries. They usually squat on them arteries. The more eggs you eat, the more they squat. And one day, kaput, keel over. ;-)

tommy71 on January 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM

. ”White is sensational protein

…R A C I S T…!!!

KOOLAID2 on January 28, 2013 at 10:05 PM

http://www.junch.com/balut-eggs/

Warning, not for the faint of heart.

can_con on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

can_con:)

“ICK”!

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:07 PM

For crying out loud, the yolks don’t stream into your arteries and get stuck there!

PattyJ on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Can’t tell that to some left-wing nanny food Nazi. Bloomberg comes first to mind.

I recall an old TV commercial about eggs–’the incredible edible egg’. God is generous. Eggs are the most useful food Man has. They go well with, and/or into, almost everything else we eat.

Liam on January 28, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Ms Ham, YOU are a good EGG!!

Scrumpy on January 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Ha, I’ve tested with low blood pressure before a couple times and I was all, “You have NO idea how much I’m self-medicating!”

Mary Katharine Ham on January 28, 2013 at 9:51 PM

And, MKH, don’t forget how much sodium “medication” is infused in our beloved bacon. Eggs (with salt and pepper) and bacon, a match made in Heaven, for sure.

TXUS on January 28, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Dang, this thread is making me hungry. Four eggs scrambled with sharp cheddar and smoked ham sounds pretty good right about now. Dang I’m actually salivating. Mary Katharine!!!!

Bmore on January 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 9:52 PM

…lunch, dinner, midnight snack,….

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Steve Eggleston:Lol,hey,you have (egg) in your name,haha:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Ham and eggs.

Classic.

trigon on January 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Ham on eggs.

moc23 on January 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

“ICK”!

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:07 PM

An acquired taste for sure but I have a lot of Asian friends and co-workers that swear by them.

Although that could mean that they swear when they are forced to eat them.

can_con on January 28, 2013 at 10:11 PM

Lol,hey,you have (egg) in your name,haha:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM

It’s almost as though this thread was made for me.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM

This cracks me up.

Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Take Home Message:
Eggs: Good.
New York Times: Idiots.
There, now: I’ve saved everyone lots of reading. You’re welcome.

orangemtl on January 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Egg’s Rule of Thumb – Junk “science” is about as settled as an active volcano.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Dude, I was talking about the Cult of Gaian member, Sesqui! That’s a given.

Don’t you know? 99% of scientists can NEVER be wrong?

If 99% of scientists say the earth is flat, IT.IS.FLAT.

If 99% of scientists say that phrenology is infallible, IT.IS.INFALLIBLE.

If 99% of scientists day that eugenics is da bomb, IT.IS.DA.BOMB.

If Paul Ehrlich writes in The Population Bomb:

“By the year 2000 the United Kingdom will be simply a small group of impoverished islands, inhabited by some 70 million hungry people … If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.”

Then, the UK had a population of 70 million in 2000 (it’s ~61 million now) and England hasn’t existed for 13 years. (Ehrlich was right about the UK being impoverished in 2000, but it was because of Labour not population. lol)

If Al Gore says:

” People think about geothermal energy – when they think about it at all – in terms of the hot water bubbling up in some places, but two kilometers or so down in most places there are these incredibly hot rocks, ‘cause the interior of the earth is extremely hot, several million degrees, and the crust of the earth is hot…”

Then, The Goreacle is correct even though the temperature at the earth’s core – 4,000 miles down – is usually quoted as 5,000 degrees Celsius although some contrarians suggest that it could be as hot as 9,000 degrees Celsius.

If 99% of scientists said that Piltdown Man really wasn’t a hoax, Sesqui would believe it and call me a Piltdown Denier.

Resist We Much on January 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Well,ahem,lately we’ve been eating Soo Michigan eggs,
from Big River Farmers!!!

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Why aren’t there more chicks here?

Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

This cracks me up.

Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Is that supposed to be a yolk?

predator on January 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

A pro-egg era continues . . .

This is who we are now. We have pro-egg eras. And we really do — we have pro egg eras.

I’m sad now.

Steve Eggleston

Good news for you, though.

Axe on January 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:10 PM

It’s almost as though this thread was made for me.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Steve Eggleston:Why yes,I do agree,….

Earl of Eggs
Duke of Eggs!
(Fun’ning with ya):)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

*

Mary Katharine Ham

And you.

Axe on January 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM

I recently acquired an electric smoker. One of the things I’ve been experimenting with is home-made bacon. There’s a specialty meat place that’s been supplying me with fresh pork bellies. A few days curing and a few hours smoking… it’s pretty much heaven. Now, I don’t have to feel bad about the eggs, either.

Ahh. Who am I kidding. I didn’t feel bad about it before.

trigon on January 28, 2013 at 10:16 PM

Years Go, tea was bad for you because of tannic acid, then it became good. Same with coffee. I just eat or drink what I like, knowing it will cycle from “gonna kill you OMG!” to health food and “best food ever!” I don’t worry about it, everything in moderation.

AZfederalist on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

*You must both be eggstatic.

Axe on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Earl of Eggs
Duke of Eggs!
(Fun’ning with ya):)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Yeoman of Yolk.
SuperShell.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Bloomberg says all eggs must be less than 16 oz.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 10:02 PM

predator:Good Gawd,thats one Big Fat *ss Chicken(s)!(sarc):)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Is that supposed to be a yolk?

predator on January 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Egg puns are a dime-a-dozen, aren’t they?

Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

This cracks me up.
Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:12 PM
Is that supposed to be a yolk?
predator on January 28, 2013 at 10:13 PM

You’re both punny.

Rusty Allen on January 28, 2013 at 10:18 PM

“Chicken.”

. . . Huh. Settled that.

Axe on January 28, 2013 at 10:19 PM

Egg puns are a dime-a-dozen, aren’t they?

Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Inflation caused the price to crack a quarter.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Egg puns are a dime-a-dozen, aren’t they?

Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Now that’s Grade-A humor right there. :)

Axe on January 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Egg puns are a dime-a-dozen, aren’t they?

Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Yes. But some folks are just too hard-boiled to enjoy them.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Well, I gotta work tomorrow, so I think I’ll go to bed, read a couple of chapters of my book, then roll over easy and get some sleep.

predator on January 28, 2013 at 10:23 PM

Egg puns are a dime-a-dozen, aren’t they?
Fallon on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Well they don’t shell for much higher now do they?

nobar on January 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:15 PM

Yeoman of Yolk.
SuperShell.

Steve Eggleston on January 28, 2013 at 10:17 PM

Steve Eggleston:Lol:)

canopfor on January 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Sorry MKH, I shorted you a comment, actually hit the QOTD thread with it. At any rate here ya go.

Egg.

Bmore on January 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Sesqui, Sesqui, come out, come out from wherever you are!

We need your expertise. Is the science on eggs settled or not?

lol

Resist We Much on January 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM

lol

Resist We Much on January 28, 2013 at 10:25 PM

Funny! vebaluce and chump are still smarting. ; )

Bmore on January 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Well they don’t shell for much higher now do they?

nobar on January 28, 2013 at 10:24 PM

HEY! You poached my shell pun!

Axe on January 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Prolly not the eggs’ fault; prolly’s the way the chickens’re fed, raised, and housed.

Cleombrotus on January 28, 2013 at 10:30 PM

What about Cadbury creme eggs?

Mark1971 on January 28, 2013 at 9:45 PM

No. Those were always healthy.

Axe on January 28, 2013 at 10:32 PM

can_con on January 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

Yep. I’m not from Canada but have been there enough to have enjoyed many a hearty breakfast.

No yolk. Sorry, I was just poaching some humor there. Seriously, I gotta get crackin’. I mean I’m really scrambling here and I’m normally pretty hard boiled. That’s it, I’m fried.

Out.

ghostwalker1 on January 28, 2013 at 10:32 PM

HEY! You poached my shell pun!
Axe on January 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Should have scrambled faster.

nobar on January 28, 2013 at 10:33 PM

Bmore on January 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Yep! lol

Resist We Much on January 28, 2013 at 10:34 PM

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