Interesting facts about eggs

You may think you know all there is to know about the wonderful world of eggs but here are some facts that may yet surprise you:

  • Egg lovers everywhere will know that you can even buy furniture shaped like an egg. There is something comforting about the oval shape of eggs and one of the most iconic chairs in history creates comfort and relaxation by utilizing this form. For more information about the Egg Chair, visit a site like Pash Classics
  • Eggs from the United States would be illegal in UK supermarkets as they are washed. Vice versa, eggs from Britain are not permitted in the US market because they are not washed.
  • You can unpeel an egg by blowing the shell straight off the egg.
  • The Ostrich Egg Globe may be the world’s oldest, dated back to 1504, to describe the New World, it is engraved with a neat detail in two parts of a conjoined ostrich egg.
  • A person can only absorb approximately half the protein of an egg if you eat it raw as opposed to cooking it. Therefore, the famous Hollywood boxer would have done better by eating fried eggs as opposed to consuming them raw.
  • In 1912, three men set out to recover Antarctic emperor penguin eggs. It was so cold that one person’s teeth chattered so hard that they were destroyed. To add insult to injury, when he got back to the UK, the Natural History Museum said they didn’t want the eggs!
  • Only 1 of every 20,000 eggs may contain bacteria. Thus, the possibility that an egg may contain salmonella is very small – 0.005% (five one-thousandths of one percent). At this level, if you are an average consumer, you may find a contaminated egg once every 84 years.
  • The reason why breakfast is not served all day at McDonalds is mainly due to the temperature required for cooking beef patties on the grill is significantly different from the temperature at which the eggs are cooked.
  • A hen rotates her eggs roughly 50 times a day to prevent the yolk inside from sticking to the side.

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  • A type of chicken called the Araucana Chicken is also known as the Easter Egg Chicken because of its ability to lay coloured eggs naturally – in blue, green, pink, and brown varieties.
  • The Kiwi lays the largest eggs in relation to their body size of any bird species in the world.
  • The word “yolk” is derived from the Old English word meaning “yellow.” Therefore, the egg white and yellow yolk.
  •  Although extremely rare, chickens can lay eggs containing completely formed eggs inside them.