by Matthew Cobb
I bought some eggs the other day, and took them out of the egg-carton to put in the fridge (yes I know you don’t have to keep them in the fridge—but why do we have those egg-shaped things in the door then?). Anyway, although five of the six eggs were quite normal (some UK shops now sell eggs in 10s, which just seems weird, but no more illogical than in half-dozens), one of the eggs was not. Here’s a couple of egg-straordinary pictures:
Not only is the shell not smooth, but is instead covered with these layers, the whole shell seems quite thick. I’ve never seen anything like it. Maybe there is more than one shell here, and the poor hen covered the first egg with several shells? Any suggestions? The other eggs in the carton were all fine. And no, I haven’t eaten it yet. It’s sitting, unloved, in the fridge door. No one dares crack it, presumably from fear that one of these things might lurk within.