How to Peel a Hard-Boiled Egg

A common struggle most of us egg-lovers have is how to peel a hard-boiled egg. Watch this great demonstration on how to peel a hard-boiled egg by Tim Ferris, author of the popular books The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Workweek.

So, why are hard-boiled eggs hard to peel? The fresher (or newer) the egg is, the harder it is to peel after boiling it. There’s an air pocket inside the large end of the shell between the shell membranes. At first it’s not very big. As the egg gets older, this air pocket gets bigger and the shell becomes easier to peel.