Egg Within an Egg


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This video by YouTube user Elman511 shows a chicken egg that contains another chicken egg -- shell and all -- inside. I suspected this was a hoax until I read about the phenomenon of ovum in ovo:

Douglas Russell, speaking about the phenomenon in the New Scientist, said: "As the curator of the British Natural History Museum egg collection, I've come across quite a few examples of egg oddities.

"Double eggs (as opposed to multiple-yolked eggs) are less common than some other zoological anomalies and consequently the ovum in ovo has attracted specific scholarly attention for hundreds of years.

"Several theories have been proposed for the origin of double eggs.

"The most likely suggests that the normal rhythmic muscular action, or peristalsis, that moves a developing egg down the oviduct malfunctions in some way."


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I found one this morning... in a boiled egg... i realise it after i break through the white.. no documentation though... but i've collected several witness... lol..
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Boy I'm old. Used to gather eggs for my Nana, and every once in a while we would get one of these.

Doesn't take away the "neat" factor of it for me. Still a totally cool thing.
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