April 1, 2018

Exercise

Egg boxing

The sweet science.

by Peter Attia

Read Time 1 minute

I filmed a brief primer on one of the most underappreciated sports of all time, egg boxing. No April Fool’s. Like the Earl of Sandwich, I have been referred to the Earl of Egg Boxing on occasion, which is one of my crowning achievements. I can’t take the credit, though. The glory goes to those little oval competitors putting their shells on the line for that championship belt. RIP, my Ramanujan.

Introduction to Egg Boxing | Peter Attia, MD

Posted by Egg Boxing on Sunday, September 10, 2017

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  • Kristoffer Nilsen

    Did you make sure to do an autopsy on Ramanujan? Maybe we was suffering from CTE from his lifelong clashes with other eggs.

  • Burlington

    I will start to egg box immediately as I eat 3-4 fried eggs for breakfast daily and have for 20 years+. In addition, I eat 3 or more hard cooked eggs and the dogs gets theirs. I use an Instant Pot pressure cooker for 6 minutes. Why haul out a pressure cooker for eggs? Because they literally jump out of their shells and the yolks are perfect. If eggs killed, I’d be dead by now and I have just a trace of coronary artery Ca++.

  • Walter Tautz

    Hilarious and practical at the same time.

  • Bob G

    Lmao! Kitchen/sports nerds unite! Happy Easter!

  • Naomi Norwood

    Perhaps you should not rinse the latest winner before returning him/her to the box. There may be valuable subtances in the film that coats the shell . . . . hmmm, perhaps an RCT to test that hypothesis . . .

    • Good point, but my fear was this would provided an unfair advantage… but worth an RCT!

  • Dustin

    I wonder how Ramanujan would of contended verses a different species of egg (roughly the same size) or eggs raised in a different environment (cage free, farm raised for example). I had home raised duck eggs for awhile and they were near impenetrable.

    • We’ll never know, but I suspect he was such an outlier that he would have done well.

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