Did you know that younger hens lay smaller eggs? The size of an egg increases, as the hen grows older
Eggs also contain vitamin A and a number of B vitamins, essential minerals and are a good source of iron!
Eggs are one of the few foods which are naturally high in vitamin D, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth
How many eggs were needed to make the World’s largest omelette?
Turkish chefs set the latest largest omelette world record in October 2010. The omelette weighed six tonnes and was made using a total of 110,000 eggs and 432 litres of oil. The feat took 10 chefs, 50 cooks and at least one chicken!
How many eggs would it take to reach from the earth to the moon?
A typical chicken egg is about 5 cm in length, (though they vary in size). The distance to the moon is 384,403 kilometres, so that’s about 7,688,060,000 eggs!
Howard Helmer, Senior National Representative for the American Egg Board, is the omelette King. Helmer holds three Guinness World Records for omelette making
1. Fastest omelette maker (427 omelettes in 30 minutes)
2. Fastest single omelette (42 seconds from whole egg to omelette)
3. Fastest omelette flipping (30 flips in 34 seconds).
In Virginia, the law states that
chickens cannot lay eggs before 8am and must be done before 4pm!
The average hen lays 259 eggs a year, that’s one egg every 1.4 days!
The greatest number of yolks
ever found in a single chicken
egg was nine.
The largest ever recorded chicken egg weighed nearly 12 ounces, and measured 12.25 inches around.
You can scramble, fry and poach eggs in the microwave however, you can’t cook an egg in its shell in the microwave.
The steam builds up so rapidly that the egg can’t exhale
and is likely to explode!