True story. Happened a year or two ago.
Roommates decide to bake a brownie at 11 p.m. after dinner one night, perfectly normal for the general student class living together. Purely vegetarian roommate (the kind who does not ingest eggs and does not know how to break them either, although eggs as soluble ingredients in food like cake and brownie are fine) is being helped by other roommates breaking eggs for her to put into the ready-made brownie mix and batter.
Vegetarian roommate (cheerfully): “Do you know? Egg whites are good for hair!”
Other roommates nod and murmur their agreements at first.
Then the other roommates start to notice the object that she is holding in her hands and referring to when she says, “it is good for hair”.
The others cannot believe their eyes and ears now. They begin to have disturbing visions…
So they ask her: “What exactly do you mean by ‘egg whites’?”
“These of course! These are egg whites”, says she, merrily … holding up none other than … the broken white eggshells!
Imagine the hilarious scenario of whipping up “the mistaken egg whites”, applying the tiny broken pieces to hair and washing them off (actually attempting to), to get shiny (?!) hair!
The difference between white eggshells and egg whites is explained to an enlightened purely veggie roomie and soon afterward, the deliciously baked brownie and hysterical laughter over the mistaken identity fills everyone’s belly that night.