If your eggs are older, you run the risk of possessing a rotten egg. The best way to make a disaster in the galley is to crack open a rotten egg! When using older eggs, you want to crack the egg into a small container, and if it's fresh, you then dump it into the big bowl of all the eggs. If the egg is bad, you can easily dump it out without ruining all the other eggs you have cracked open so far.
Cracking open a rotten egg is a horrible thing to do inside the galley, even if it doesn't contaminate the good eggs. The stench will clear out the cabin and make you never want to go below again!
To avoid opening a rotten egg, all you need to do is place it in a cup of water. Good eggs sink, rotten eggs float. If the egg floats, simply throw it out without opening the egg. This will keep all the stench neatly contained within the egg, and will keep life inside the cabin happy and merry.
Bad eggs float because the insides have fermented and this air bubble (which smells horrible) causes the egg to float. If the egg sinks, it is probably good and is safe to open inside the cabin.
This quick and easy test will prevent any olfactory catastrophes in the galley!