I read this tip a while ago, and I remember thinking, "Nah, that can't possibly work. It's just way too simple." But last week I dropped a tiny egg shell into a bowl of eggs I was cracking, and I couldn't for the life of me get the darn thing out. I thought, "What the heck, I've already stood here for 5 minutes trying to fish this thing out, I might as well give that trick a try," and to my utter astonishment, it worked. It actually worked! So next time you drop a piece of egg shell into a bowl of cracked eggs, try this out!