Students at Shiga high school in Japan were amazed when a chicken of theirs laid a humungous egg which was 8.1 centimeters high and weighed 158 grams (Sorry for the metric measurements. In Fahrenheit, those numbers translate roughly to 14 feet tall and over 2200 lbs.). They were so amazed that they planned on displaying the monster egg. Someone, however, had the idea to cut back some of the shell to see what was inside and lo and behold, they encountered another, medium sized egg! Assistant principal Toshitaka Minami announced the finding to the school last week.

Who wants a whale meat omelette?

Some are speculating that the new egg may contain an even smaller egg, but I don’t believe so. I think it’s filled with an even larger egg, larger than the original giant egg that started this whole thing. It’s called the circle of life; you should read about it some time.

Shout out to David Lin for sending this along!


  1. #1 ym
    November 7, 2008


  2. #2 Pat
    November 7, 2008

    This had me laughing….. “It’s called the circle of life; you should read about it some time.”

  3. #3 El Christador
    November 7, 2008

    This is how Russian dolls reproduce.

  4. #4 synapse
    November 8, 2008

    Wow, chicken reproductive systems must be really stretchy.

  5. #5 Sam C
    November 8, 2008

    Don’t you think it’s rather wonderful how chickens can make eggs? Quite a masterpiece of packaging!

    Cadbury’s Creme Eggs need a much larger machine and they don’t hatch as little birdies, just as sugary goo.

    Go Chickens!

  6. #6 20 ft tall chick
    November 11, 2008

    you should check your measurement conversions.. (or was it supposed to be a joke?) Fahrenheit is only a measurement of temperature..and 8.1 cm is not 14 feet and 158 grams is not 2200 lbs.

  7. #7 Benny
    November 11, 2008

    Hmmm…20 ft tall chick. By my calculations, in Farenheit, you must weigh over 600 kilopounds!

  8. #8 Shani
    November 19, 2008

    Will we ever find out what was inside the second egg?

  9. #9 neon
    April 29, 2009

    This had me laughing….. “It’s called the circle of life; you should read about it some time.”

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    August 6, 2011

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  11. #11 Karolyn Estimable
    July 1, 2012

    You’ve an interesting acquire. I like it! Fantastic publish!

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