Yesterday, I had lunch with a friend at our little weekend getaway we call the Pond House to celebrate her birthday. She's got a big vacation to the beach so, as all women are prone to do before swimsuit season, has gone on a diet.

She brought her own lunch which included a dyed Easter egg that looked as if it had been fondled quite a bit during an egg hunt. I asked her about them and she said she'd gathered them up after hiding them for her son so she could enjoy them this week. Before I could respond she said, 'My mamma said you could eat 'em for a week, even after they've been in the sun all day.'

I was not aware of this, and I instinctively feel fear when considering ingesting boiled eggs that have lain in the sun for countless hours.

Is it true?