Not quite as famous as its serious Swedish cousin, the Ig Nobel honours scientific achievements that make people “laugh, and then think”.

An Australian scientist, Flinders University Chemistry Professor Colin Raston, along with his team, have just won the Ig Nobel chemistry prize for partially un-boiling an egg.

They achieved the feat with a machine, called the Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD), which can return eggs whites to their natural state.

Announced in early 2015, Raston and his team were able to use the device to unravel the proteins in the white of a hard-boiled egg, returning them to their active, clear state, according to Flinders University. Read more…

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Australian scientist wins Ig Nobel for essentially un-boiling an egg