The April Fool Archive

Dutch Egg Factory    (April Fool's Day - 1913)

The Dutch magazine Het Leven ran a photo feature about a new factory that supposedly used an electro-chemical process to produce artificial eggs. Raw ingredients such as calcium, phosphorus, lecithin, and mushrooms were combined in the factory to make eggs that were indistinguishable from those created by chickens.

An artificial egg

The test kitchen of the artificial egg laboratory.

An egg factory employee works one of the machines. (In reality, this is a photo of a sailor with a real cannon.)

The arrival of a supply of calcium for the eggshells.

The supply line that delivers chemicals for the factory.

Inside the egg factory.

Mushrooms arrive for use in the egg production process.

Egg factory workers.

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