Apparently invented to combat pesky round eggs from rolling off plates—a mad genius, perhaps psychopath came up with the ‘Egg Cuber’. Stan Pargman set up the Square Egg Co. (seriously) in 1976 to make this contraption that encases a cooked, peeled egg and, after a few minutes, releases it reshaped.
With all the technology that we have access to, couldn’t we just bioengineer hens to produce square eggs so we wouldn’t have to buy novelty items like this on Ebay? Or perhaps that would be like trying to get a square egg through a round hole [~cue rimshot~].
Current versions of Egg Cubers, as well as the original patent can be found at foodiggity’s Facebook page.
Galateadia… The second half of the story is that it was later found out that the original prototype was invented by Masashi Nakagawa—not Stan Pargman. Nakagawa confirmed that the cubed egg was for aesthetic purpose only. Good call on the Japanese influence.
This is just an Americanized version of what the Japanese have been doing in Benton for half a century. I have a set of egg molds that make bunny, car or train shapes.
This is pret-tay, pret-tay, pret-tay, pret-tay weird.