What is so interesting about eggs? Well we here at YG reckon eggs are pretty cool because:
- they are always the same shape for every bird
- you can get chocolate eggs at easter time
- they have lots of hidden bits inside their SHELL like MEMBRANES (outer & inner), an AIR CELL, a YOLK, ALBUMEN (both thick & thin which turns into the white part when cooked), GERMINAL DISC (or baby chicken cell that looks like a speck) the VITELLINE MEMBRANE (another one covering the yolk) and the CHALAZAE (that anchors the egg yolk).
- they float if they are not fresh
- if you spin a raw egg it wobbles
- eggs with white shells are layed by hens with white feathers and white ear lobes
- a hen can lay about 250 eggs per year
- the smallest egg is layed by a Vervain Hummingbird
- the largest egg is layed by an Ostrich
- they are see through when held up to a light
- holding eggs up to a light to see inside is called candeling
- if you store an egg properly for a week it can be fresher than an egg left at room temperature for one day
- salmonella bacteria dies when eggs are cooked
- people fight against battery egg farming
- without eggs there would be no meringues or pavlovas!