Spoon-Shaped Egg

image Since I posted a story last week about an egg with a tail, when I came across this other story about a spoon-shaped egg, I knew I had to post it as well. Both eggs come from China. Could it be something they're feeding the hens over there?

A Chinese hen has produced a spoon-shaped egg. The hen is owned by Huang Yazhou, a railway worker from Huaibei city, Anhui province, reports Chinanews.com. One morning, Huang awoke to hear the hen, which he bought from a market two months ago, making weird noises. When he checked, Huang found the hen had laid a spoon-shaped egg, 8.5 centimeters long and 35 grammes in weight.

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Posted on Mon Mar 14, 2005


A spoon?

I guess this is one of those inkblot things, right? Like, what do you see? A spoon? The Virgin Mary? Or the Herman Makkink rocking penis sculpture featured in Clockwork Orange?

You decide...
Posted by Paul in Prague  in  errr...  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  01:26 AM
Perhaps this picture makes the similarity more evident:

Posted by Paul in Prague  in  errr...  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  01:31 AM
But it looks like a CHINESE spoon !

Of course, as you can guess, Chinese spoons look a bit different from our spoons.
Posted by Nathan  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  02:19 AM
I'm well aware of what a Chinese spoon looks like, and this egg still looks more like Makkink's "Rocking Machine".

Of course, if you rotate the picture 90 degrees clockwise...

red face
Posted by Paul in Prague  in  errr...  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  02:22 AM
This one seems likely at least.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  04:49 AM
Hahaha! How weird, Channel 4 showed 'A Clockwork Orange' last night and then the sculpture appears here in 'egg' form. Morphic Resonance??!!??
Posted by Doctor Psi  in  England  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  06:45 AM
Dunno about you, but I see a small, bloated cock. And as I turn my attention to Museumofhoaxes.com, I see another one. Of them.
Posted by Ashley Pomeroy  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  01:04 PM
I wonder if this is a common occurence or something truly new and unusual happening? Perhaps related to the bird flu spreading thru Asia.
Posted by Me  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  02:34 PM
"Dunno about you, but I see a small, bloated cock. And as I turn my attention to Museumofhoaxes.com, I see another one. Of them." - Ashley

Am I the only one who has no clue what the hell this means?

Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  02:47 PM
No Rod, you are not alone. I don't know whether I dare ask to have an explanation!
Posted by Smerk  in  to mischief  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  05:46 PM
I particularly find Ashley's combination of the adjective "small" and "bloated" confusing. Isn't that contradictiary? smile
Posted by Katey  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  08:07 PM
It looks like a music note to me...
Posted by Fay-Fay  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  08:47 PM
Weird-shaped eggs are really not all that unusual. Consumers don't usually see the severely deformed ones because they are not regarded as marketable and they are culled out (used for baking ingredients, powdered eggs, pet foods, etc., instead of being sold as whole eggs) before they ever get to a market or store.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Fairbanks, Alaska  on  Tue Mar 15, 2005  at  09:40 PM
Y'know, there'd be a lot of oddballs, me included, who'd quite like to buy packs of weird shaped eggs (providing there was nothing wrong with them in a danger sort of way). Each time you made an omelette, it'd be an adventure.
"Hmmm, today I'll have the...square one, and the one that looks like Charlie Brown."
It'd be fun.
Posted by Boo  in  The Land of the Haggii...  on  Wed Mar 16, 2005  at  02:27 AM
I guess the final test to determine if it looks like a spoon is to see if Uri Geller can bend it.
Posted by Captain Al  in  Vancouver Island, Canada  on  Sun Mar 20, 2005  at  09:43 AM
In other news, chicken in Northeastern Uzbekistan has laid fork, knike, plate, sunny-side-up, bacon, and glass-shaped eggs. Farmer said "We had eggs for breakfast all week."
Posted by LesCorbusieurs  in  In the place of eternal torment (A Kenny G concert  on  Thu Apr 20, 2006  at  10:00 PM

Miralce Uzbekistan chicken dies late this afternoon. Same farmer said about it: "We're having chicken for dinner tonight!"
Posted by LesCorbusieurs  in  Another Kenny G concert (Why do I keep getting tal  on  Thu Apr 20, 2006  at  10:04 PM
I have a better one...just got laid today...how do i send it?
Posted by Ethan Collins  in  San Leandro, Ca  on  Sun Dec 07, 2008  at  09:27 PM
Greeting. I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
I am from Cameroon and also now am reading in English, give true I wrote the following sentence: " Best stocks to pick: they may occur high trading companies, some of which are about hedge."

:-( Thanks in advance. Stratton.
Posted by Stratton  in  Texas  on  Tue Sep 01, 2009  at  10:18 AM
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