December 4, 2020

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Five Amazing facts about Eggs

(by Victoria Olagunju) 
Eggs are laid by female animals of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and fish, and it has been eaten by humans for thousand of years. Birds and reptile eggs consist of a protective eggshell, egg white, and egg yolk, contain within various thin membrane. Here we will be examining 5 amazing facts about eggs. Exciting, isn’t it? Read along!

1) Did you know?
The most commonly consumed eggs in the world are chicken eggs, yeah chicken eggs.

2) The chicken’s earlobes can predict what colour egg they will lay. Also despite colour difference at maturity, all eggs start out white in their development.

3) The American egg board disapproves of the iconic “this is your brain on drugs” ad campaign because it could make kids think eggs are unhealthy.

4) A hen turns her egg nearly 50times each day to keep the yolk from sticking to the side.

5) You can test an Egg’s freshness by placing it in a cup of water. If the egg floats, it indicates that the egg is old and has a large air pocket, in which case you should not eat it.(source-kickass facts) 

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