You’ve probably been removing eggs from the carton wrong your whole life

You’ve probably never thought about it, but you have your own particular way of removing eggs from the carton.

You can remove them from left to right, right to left, heck, you can even start from the center and make your way to the edges.

Apparently the Twittersphere became conscious of this dilemma, and promptly started a debate of what the correct way to remove eggs is.

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A troll by the name of Brian Faughnan posed the question, “Hey OCD folks. Do you empty the egg carton right to left, or left to right?”

With that tweet, Faughnan sparked a heated debate that you probably didn’t even know needed to be debated.

The OCD is real, and who would have thought this conversation would continue on for 400 comments. There are so many different methods, and reading through them all might cause your head to explode, or question your whole morning routine.

This has actually been mathematically addressed before, though, as YouTube channel Mind Your Decisions made a video showing what they believe to be the best methods.

They gave several suggestions, starting with an even distribution at the corners, and making your way toward the middle, and keeping the carton balanced.

It may or may not drive you nuts, but the video’s next method suggests going from left to right.

Their last suggestion will probably irk you, but it really balances the center of gravity. The video shows kind of a diagonal/staggered approach that keeps the weight distributed evenly.

That might be the most symmetrical method, but also the one that could very well destroy your mental well-being.

Regardless of how you remove your eggs, just don’t drop them, and make sure you get a good scramble out of it.

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