Egg Freshness Testing
There are various ways of testing an egg to seem whether it is fresh.
One is to place the egg in water.
A fresh egg will go to the bottom and lie on its side; one slightly stale will
lie with the large end partly lifted from the bottom;
One that is altogether stale will either float or stand on end.
An egg whose contents rattle is far from fresh.
A stale egg, too, is likely to be shiny, while the shell of a fresh egg has a soft bloom.