Thirty-six seconds

Caterpillar (?) egg on the underside of a Solomon's seal leaf.

"How many seconds are enough to warm a hardboiled egg in the microwave?" I asked Jared as he knocked snow off his boots. "Thirty-five seconds. At thirty-six seconds it explodes."

"I wondered what smelled in here," he laughed.

"Yeah," I smiled and returned to swabbing yolk and white from the microwave walls.