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I have a bunch of eggs in my refrigerator. Some of the eggs are hard-boiled and some are raw.

How can I tell which are which?

The easiest way is to look for the small "X" you marked on the outside of the hard-boiled eggs before you put them in the refrigerator.

Alternatively, you can use an old trick: try to spin each of the eggs. The inside of a hard-boiled egg is solid and, with a simple flick of your wrist, you can set the egg spinning. The inside of a raw egg is mostly liquid, and if you try to spin it, it will just flop over.

So if an eggs spins, it's hard-boiled. If it flops over, it's raw. If it falls off the counter and breaks, you probably didn't want it anyway. Have an apple instead.