Monday, February 21, 2011

egg in an egg

Finding a double yolk at breakfast is considered lucky - but one pensioner was amazed when he cracked open an egg only to find a complete miniature one inside.

Retired farmer John Fellows, 68, had been making scrambled eggs when he cracked open the large outer shell of the ordinary chicken egg.

But when he put it aside to clean up, he spotted the a smaller egg the size of a marble inside.
Mr Fellows said it was the first egg within an egg he had ever seen and that he would be keeping the mini-egg for posterity.

Experts say the rare phenomenon is just a quirk of nature and can occur if the chicken receives a shock during egg production.

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