‘Genius’ egg-peeling hack angers internet

 

A VIDEO showing a man showing off his hack to effortlessly peel a hard-boiled egg - using only a glass and some water - has gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

While the person's method has been described as "genius", there's something else going on in the short clip that's got many people very riled up.

The eight-second video shows a man at his sink with a glass in one hand and a freshly boiled egg in the other. After popping the egg into the glass, he fills it up with water and then shakes it vigorously.

A hack to effortlessly remove the shell of a hard-boiled egg has gone viral – but not because people are impressed. Picture: Twitter
A hack to effortlessly remove the shell of a hard-boiled egg has gone viral – but not because people are impressed. Picture: Twitter

The shell then slips off, revealing a ready-to-eat egg.

However, throughout the entire trick the tap is running, which has left many people angry given there are major water shortages around the world including in Australia.

When he shakes it, the skin slips off. Picture: Twitter
When he shakes it, the skin slips off. Picture: Twitter

 

Hundreds have left a stream of furious messages pointing out the glaring "waste", begging anyone who might want to recreate the hack to do it differently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It wasn't clear who shot the original video, but the outrage occurred when Twitter account Back to Nature shared it with its 213,000 followers on Sunday. Since then, it has received more than 70,000 views and hundreds of comments.

Not all of them were negative, though, with some praising the technique, saying it really solves a nightmare cooking problem.

 

 

 

 

ANOTHER VIRAL PEELING HACK

It's not the first time Twitter has gone into meltdown over a kitchen hack, with the world left stunned by a quick and easy method to peel garlic last year.

A video shared online showed someone using a knife, or a pointed blade, to stab individual cloves then pull out each clove quickly and easily from the bulb.

"As someone who makes a lot of Korean food, this is the best method for getting garlic peeled!" the caption read

 

 

The seemingly unknown way of removing cloves from a head of garlic left people shocked and even caught the attention of celebrity mum and model Chrissy Teigen.

"What kind of sorcery is this?!!?!?" one user asked, while someone else said their weekend plans would consist of trying this new method - what they dubbed a "culinary moon landing".

"My life just changed forever," another user quipped, while someone else tweeted: "This kind of info exchange is why the internet exists."

 

In the clip a man pops a freshly boiled egg into a glass and fills it with water. Picture: Twitter
In the clip a man pops a freshly boiled egg into a glass and fills it with water. Picture: Twitter
But it’s the tap running constantly in the background that has left people furious. Picture: Twitter
But it’s the tap running constantly in the background that has left people furious. Picture: Twitter