This is the third and final post in today’s quiz.
Anywhere between nought and three of these stories may be true.
Likewise, nought to three of them may be hoaxes.
Can you spot which are which?
China Responsible For Rise In Fake Eggs
A recent police raid on a wholesale centre in Guangzhou city, the capital of China ‘s Guangdong province, netted a large quantity of fake eggs.
The gang behind the ruse had been making a huge profit from their enterprise for several years it is alleged.
The fake eggs wholesaled for 0.15 yuan each which is half the price of a real egg.
A police spokesman reported that the fake eggs are so convincing that they will pass a visual inspection from most consumers.
This led the gang to diversify into training courses which would pass on their techniques to students for just $150.
Egg whites are formed from a variety of materials, such as gelatin, powder, benzoic acid, coagulant and alum.
The egg yolk, is constructed using a yellow colouring powder which is mixed into a liquid and then stirred.
The mixture is then poured into a specially produced and patented plastic mould before being mixed with calcium chloride which gives the ‘yolk’ a thin outer membrane which allows it some firmness.
The completed egg is then created with a custom design mould to give it the appearance of a real egg.
Once this stage is complete the shell can be completed.
Paraffin wax and an as yet unknown white liquid are poured onto the fake egg and then left over night in order to set.
The fake eggs are so well created that cracking them open reveals a runny yolk and they will, at first, appear to cook in much the same way as a real egg.
Those unfortunate enough to have tasted them, however, have reported that they have a taste similar to that of eating a wax candle.
A medical spokesman stated that an excessive intake of calcium chloride can cause early dementia so consumers tricked by this scam should not experiment by even taking a small taste of these fake eggs.
TRUTH or HOAX?
What do you think?