2593: Deviled Eggs
Title text: The foil on the toothpick represents the blue flash.
A deviled egg is a dish created by cutting a hard-boiled egg into halves and replacing the yolk with a paste frequently made using the yolk itself, additional ingredients such as mustard and mayonnaise, and topped with a red spice (usually paprika). Importantly, the paste has a larger volume than the original yolk because of the added ingredients (and probably some air) into the originally homogeneous yolk substances. Randall Munroe parodies the dish by creating several alternative versions of the dish for other professions using word plays on the name of the dish.
- Chef - Deviled egg
The original dish with the excess paste piled above the egg white.
- Landscaper - Leveled egg
Many landscaping projects involve leveling irregular ground surfaces. A landscaper may prefer to serve their deviled egg with a leveled flat surface. (This happens to resemble a normal hard-boiled egg cut in half.)
- Designer - Beveled egg
Bevels are a design pattern of creating non-perpendicular surfaces between adjacent edges. A designer may prefer to serve their egg with the edge of the white beveled to give their eggs a more modern, aesthetically pleasing look.
- Physicist - Demon egg
This deviled egg is designed to look like the Demon Core which was a sub-critical plutonium sphere manufactured during the Manhattan Project to investigate the properties of criticality. The Demon Core consisted of three parts: two plutonium-gallium hemispheres and a ring designed to keep neutron flux from "jetting" out of the joined surface between the hemispheres during implosion. The set of plutonium pieces got their name from the 2 criticality incidents that occurred when scientists were investigating this property. The first accident resulted in the death of Harry Daghlian. In the second incident, experimenters covered the core with two neutron reflecting shells separated only by a handheld screwdriver. (No, really.) The screwdriver slipped, causing the core to become completely covered by the neutron reflecting shell, bringing the core past its criticality limit. A large amount of radiation caused the subsequent death of physicist Louis Slotin. The dome of the boiled egg and the toothpick resemble the configuration of the experiment.
The demon core was also referred to in 1242: Scary Names.
For a detailed explanation of the Demon Core, Kyle Hill produced an Youtube Documentary regarding the Demon Core.
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- [The comic consists of four variations of deviled eggs.]
- [A typical deviled egg, with half of the white part of a hard-boiled egg and a paste of yolk in a rough cone. The paste is speckled with red dots.]
- Deviled egg
- [A deviled egg, except the paste has been flattened to be level with the white.]
- Leveled egg
- [A deviled egg, except the edge of the white has bevels.]
- Beveled egg
- [A deviled egg, except the paste is now two hemispheres, one set in (and level with) the white and the other on top with a toothpick wedged between the two hemispheres at the left egg keeping them separated. The toothpick has a small piece of blue foil wrapped around the edge of the toothpick.]
- Demon egg
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