This is my first post to the list.I had to comment on the discussion about
eating raw eggs.
Eggs are totaly air tight as long as there are no cracks in the
shell.Bacteria needs a certin level of oxygen to develope and grow.So fresh
crack free eggs will not yield bacteria.However, cracks will allow minute
amounts if air to seep in creating the perfect enviorment of bacterial growth.
Now stale eggs are another story.Eggs are coated with a natural waxy
coating to prevent air seeping in through the pores of the eggshell.Inside
the shell ther is also a membrane to stop air seepage,with time this waxy
coating and membrane will weaken and the result is a rotten egg.It is
important to use the eggs before the protective coating and menbrane