Friday, May 05, 2006

Goose related question of the day

"How do you tell how old a goose egg is"

To a layperson, the answer to this question might seem obvious, namely, chop it down and count its rings. But an expert in these matters, such as I, knows that sometimes what works on a human might not work on a goose or its egg. In this case, this is what needs to be done.

Insert a tiny camera inside the egg in order to examine the wall of the egg from the inside. Make sure you don't crack it or damage the wallpaper. This is what it should look like:

You see those crossed out lines? That's the goose fetus counting the number of days it's been imprisoned inside the egg. Logic thus dictates, that's how old the goose egg is.


RobRoy said...

Remember, unless you get a subpoena, it's an illegal egg-taping. Opponants of this kind of survelliance say it's easier to just wait until the egg hatches, then ask it how long it took.

gawker said...

robroy : no no, it is ok to egg-tap the fetus as long as you take the permission of the representative body that was duly elected by the egg community first. After all it could be your egg they could be wiretapping next.

Anonymous said...

Very funny! Although the real way to test if an egg is fresh is to submerge it in water. If it lays horizontally at the bottom of the water it is fresh. If it stands on end in the water then it is moderately fresh. If it floats it is old.