If you start a pot boiling at 9:55PM (knowing that you will be up for a while) to hard boil eggs for the following day and don't set a timer, how long will it take before you go back to the kitchen to turn off the stove?

Your answer should be written in terms of:

E: Number of eggs in the pot

D: Distance to kitchen from the bedroom

T: Tolerance of owner for strange noises that he attributes to a bird back in the attic

C: Number of eggs completely cracked open

A: Amount of water left in the pot at time of discovery

P: Damage done to Pampered Chef cookware


Hint: A and P are both zero.

Extra credit: How tasty are the eggs at time of discovery, and has the aforementioned owner wondered if he has found a new way to hard boil eggs?  The shell came off very easily, at least for the first one he opened and ate right away.

Posted by Jon Daley on April 19, 2009, 10:54 pm | Read 6032 times
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You've forgotten W: Water level at t=0.

Posted by Stephan on April 20, 2009, 1:20 am

I am very glad to see there is no factor G, the age of the owner. I had begun to suspect that such forgetful behavior was related to the onset of senile dementia. Perhaps we have discovered a new syndrome, MRD: multitasking-related dementia.

Posted by SursumCorda on April 20, 2009, 5:52 am

oh I've done that so many times boiling water for tea. I've had to start setting a timer so I don't forget. Glad nothing was ruined

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