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Tall Tail Egg
image Ananova brings us the 'Tall-Tail' Egg:

An egg in China has been found with a tail. The egg, found by chef Wang of at his restaurant in Anyang city, Henan province, is normal size, but has a tail that is 3 cm long. It is not known why the egg has the tail reports Dahe Daily. Wang says he wants to hatch the egg and see what will come out.

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Categories: Animals, Food, Photos/Videos
Posted by Alex on Thu Mar 10, 2005
Comments (28)
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Meh.

Odd-shaped eggs are surprisingly common. Tails, double yolks, quadruple yolks, conjoined eggs..
Posted by Bobcat  in  Californian Wierdo  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  01:25 AM
It looks like someone stuck a crab leg into it. Besides, if it's had time to get from the animal that layed it to the restaurant...it probably can't be hatched now anyways. And the majority of egg suppliers don't introduce the male, to keep babies from happening.

My family kept chickens & a rooster for the longest time...a friend of mine asked how the eggs got babies...do the chickens lay the egg & then the rooster sits on it?? She was 18 at the time. I had to explain chicken reproduction to her, I just sort of chalked it up to the fact that she was Canadian. wink
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  06:58 AM
It looks like an onion.
Posted by sombrero11  in  Cleveland, OH  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  09:21 AM
Hey, there are no chickens in Canada. How are we supposed to know that stuff?
Posted by Blondin  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  10:31 AM
No chickens in Canada? Didn't the draft dodgers end up here? tongue rolleye

The way I see it is if this egg got from the farm to the restaurant, somebody HAD to have seen it when they picked it. Apparently the person picking it didn't think it was so unusual or THEY would have said something.

Also, a google for " "deformed eggs" chicken" brings up 30 results. So it's not unheard of.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  11:46 AM
And, just a side note, I wonder if Chef Wang, the egg finder, is the originator of semen-brownies?
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  11:48 AM
I second the notion that it is actually an onion. A hoax onion.

I've cracked eggs with double/triple yolks before...even got one that was bloody inside (we didn't eat that one). I figure all the chemicals the birds are fed cause 'acceptable' mutations. If a chicken has 3 legs anyway it just means more dark meat for me right?

In Canada we only have the deadly snow chickens. Almost extinct but they still cause a death once in a while.
Posted by Gentropy  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  01:56 PM
Once in a while? Chicken assassins are taking over! The stats show a huge rise in poultry related mureders last year.

They're cracking down on fowl language though.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  02:11 PM
Just a side note or side order???
Posted by padego  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  04:48 PM
....and Maegan, stop picking on us Canadians or we'll come down there and freeze yer oranges...
Posted by padego  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  04:51 PM
Well holy shit. I just looked at the site again.
Did anyone else happen to notice it came from Ananova?

Ananova just LOVES to print total crap, and then the next day or so print a retraction.

"You may have noticed some changes to the Ananova site. We have improved our 24-hour breaking UK and world news coverage." HA!

This is the link for their celebrity page, see what YOU think of their credibilty.
http://www.ananova.com/entertainment/lp.html?keywords=Celebrities&menu=news.celebrities
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  05:31 PM
Besides Alex, I mean.
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  05:33 PM
Oh, and it was a side NOTE.

I made myself a full order. Want some?
Posted by Rod  in  the land of smarties.  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  05:42 PM
Taking into consideration how eggs are gathered, stored, and transported, do you think that nobody anywhere in the distribution process actually noticed the "tail" except the CHEF THAT'S SUPPOSED TO COOK IT?
Posted by UsuallyDark  in  Los Angeles  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  05:57 PM
And considering all that the egg has to go through in transit, how did the tail survive? Publicity opertunity anyone?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Thu Mar 10, 2005  at  06:33 PM
so i'm about to leave for classes and i'm eating and that,my friends, is the creepiest friggen' thing i've seen all day (which isn't saying much since i woke up a half hour ago, but still!). i think hatching that thing would be an extremely unwise thing to do. plus, since it's probably been fridged, hatching is probably impossible..... geeze that thing's nasty.
Posted by Heidi  on  Fri Mar 11, 2005  at  11:00 AM
noway this egg can get out through birds anus...
Posted by Loxx  on  Fri Mar 11, 2005  at  03:19 PM
Loxx, I'm not 100% sure about avian anatomy, but I don't think eggs pass through the anus.
Posted by JoeSixpack  on  Fri Mar 11, 2005  at  03:22 PM
Birds have a single orifice for eggs, feces, and urine.
Posted by UsuallyDark  in  Los Angeles  on  Fri Mar 11, 2005  at  04:40 PM
UsuallyDark, that's another great reason to eat more animal products!
I just found out that "free-range" eggs carry the same risk of salmonella as regular factory farmed eggs.
Posted by Katey  on  Fri Mar 11, 2005  at  07:11 PM
Katey, if you cook the eggs, the salmonella risk is, well, zero. Same for free-range as for factory, I suppose ....
Posted by Carl Fink  on  Sat Mar 12, 2005  at  12:04 PM
If you cook the eggs THOROUGHLY. Soft cooked eggs and poached eggs are not cooked enough to kill the salmonella. Neither are some desserts and sauces that use eggs. That's why there are warnings on diner menus now.
Posted by Katey  on  Sat Mar 12, 2005  at  10:49 PM
Free range just means that 5,000 chickens aren't stuffed into the same bit of space. My mom's cousin has a chicken farm where she worked in the summer...Every morning they would go out, pull out the runts, & smash them against a post to kill them. They would also pull out the chickens that had been trampled or pecked to death in the night. A lot of them had been partly eaten though. Chickens are the worst sort of cannibal. Also, salmonella is not caused by how many chickens are in the same space together, it's caused by bacteria that the animal carries. No matter how many acres you have per chicken, chickens will always have salmonella.
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Mar 13, 2005  at  07:57 AM
P.S. The Canadians thing was a joke. She was a ditz of the worst kind. We didn't know what else could be the cause, but since none of us had done those things & were not from Canada, we blamed her weirdness on the fact that she was from Canada...we blamed her "Canadianess" when she turned on her car, b/c she had to roll down a manual window. Also, she tried to suck up McFlurry using the spoon. "I ::suck:: can't ::suck:: get ::suck:: any out!!!" Leslie, you're sucking on the spoon. rolleyes "I get it now!" Yes, Leslie, we understand that Canadians might not be as so-fis-ticated as sum of us 'mericans...but we'en know what spoons is!
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Sun Mar 13, 2005  at  08:01 AM
"Birds have a single orifice for eggs, feces, and urine" ...

It's called a cloaca, and it's also the site for copulation, of course.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Fairbanks, Alaska  on  Mon Mar 14, 2005  at  04:01 AM
"No chickens in Canada? Didn't the draft dodgers end up here? tongue rolleye "

You're retarded.
Posted by John  on  Thu Sep 01, 2005  at  05:34 AM
If you have ever seen anything Ripley's Believe It or Not-related, you've probably heard of Wang, a Chinese farmer with an 18 inch horn growing out of his head.

A chef named Wang discovered the Tall tail Egg.

Kind of makes you thinsk, huh?
Posted by LesCorbusieurs  on  Thu Apr 20, 2006  at  11:41 PM
Sorry, misspelled 'think'.
Posted by LesCorbusieurs  on  Thu Apr 20, 2006  at  11:43 PM
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