I was thinking about eggs 3 days ago when cooking a ham egg & cheese english muffin :tongue:.
Basically they are self contained fetuses and sperm-idon'tliketheyoke. Would you eat human fetus eggs-hmmmmm? How about male sperm mixed in and scrambled & fried on a skillet? Eggs are not so tasty anymore are they?
[ QUOTE ] novos said:
Maybe in PEOPLE. Who KNOWS what you'd do if you were a foot and a half tall and covered in feathers /wwwthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif /wwwthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
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Good point. I don't trust anything that clucks, anyway. :crazy:
[ QUOTE ] novos said:
They're not FETUSES you goob They're OVARIES!!!!!
UNFERTILIZED OVARIES!!!!! It's like the chicken having its period, and then num num num. Omelette!
and eggs ARE the best! :laugh:
[/ QUOTE ]I was about to tell you you where wrong, but i think before i speak.....
"Inside the hen many things occur before an egg is laid. Let's see what happens in her body to make an egg. Inside the hen there is an ovary and an oviduct. The ovary is an organ which looks like a cluster of grapes. These clusters are follicles. Follicles are called egg yolks once the egg is laid by the hen. They are stored in the ovary until one day when they begin to grow. The follicles ovulate or burst from the ovary. Once ovulated, the follicle travels down a long tube called the oviduct.
The egg makes its journey to the outside world by moving through the oviduct. In the oviduct, the albumen or egg white is made. The albumen is formed over the follicle or egg yolk. That is why the yolk is always in the center of the egg. Also, two shell membranes and the shell are formed. When the hen lays an egg, the egg passes out the end of the oviduct. It leaves the hen's body. It takes from 24 to 26 hours for the egg to be laid. Even a good hen cannot lay more that one egg a day."
An answer to an age old question. Sleep lighter tonight.
Wich came forst the chicken or the egg?
This question appears regularly in the question file, so let's take a shot at it.
"In nature, living things evolve through changes in their DNA. In an animal like a chicken, DNA from a male sperm cell and a female ovum meet and combine to form a zygote -- the first cell of a new baby chicken. This first cell divides innumerable times to form all of the cells of the complete animal. In any animal, every cell contains exactly the same DNA, and that DNA comes from the zygote.
Chickens evolved from non-chickens through small changes caused by the mixing of male and female DNA or by mutations to the DNA that produced the zygote. These changes and mutations only have an effect at the point where a new zygote is created. That is, two non-chickens mated and the DNA in their new zygote contained the mutation(s) that produced the first true chicken. That one zygote cell divided to produce the first true chicken.
Prior to that first true chicken zygote, there were only non-chickens. The zygote cell is the only place where DNA mutations could produce a new animal, and the zygote cell is housed in the chicken's egg. So, the egg must have come first."