– How do you like your eggs?
– Oh. Um.
– What’s wrong?
– Nothing, it’s just that I was hoping you’d say “within an egg.”
A chicken in Guizhou province recently laid a monster half-pound egg, but it’s not a world record, explains the Los Angeles Times:
In 2010, when Matilda the chicken, of Ipswich, England, laid an egg 3 1/2 inches high and 8.3 inches around, a Guinness World Records spokesman told the U.K. news website Metro: “The largest hen egg was a five-yolked egg measuring [12.2 inches] around the long axis, [9 inches] around the short and weighing nearly [12 ounces]. It was laid by a Black Minorca at Mr. Stafford’s Damsteads Farm, Mellor, Lancs [England] in 1896.”
The Christian-Science Monitor’s Eoin O’Carroll quipped, “But if you do ever see an egg inside another egg, at least you now know which came first.”