QINHUANGDAO, CHINA — A Chinese farmer cracked open an unusually large chicken’s egg to discover its bizarre contents — a second fully-formed egg inside it.
The Qinhuangdao farmer said one of his chickens recently laid a pair of huge eggs and he decided to crack one of them on camera to determine its contents.
The video shows farmer cracks the large egg to reveal a yolk, the egg white and a second fully-formed egg.
“I’ve never seen an egg within another egg in more than 60 years of farming,” he told CCTV News.
Experts said the phenomenon occurs when a second egg begins to form inside the chicken while her body is already in the process of producing an egg.
The unusual occurrence is called a counter-peristalsis contraction.
While the instance is extremely rare, it’s caused when the hen is in the process of forming an egg in her oviduct and another oocyte – the ovum or egg cell that becomes the yolk of the egg – is released too soon.
According to Back Yard Poultry Mag, a hen releases an oocyte from her left ovary into her oviduct every 18 to 26 hours.
Usually, the oocyte travels down the oviduct, adding layers of the egg until it’s laid through the hen’s vent.
But in a counter-peristalsis contraction, a second oocyte is released by the ovary before the first egg has completed its journey.
When the second oocyte’s released, the first is in the eggshell-gland portion of the oviduct, were the shell is made.
2 injured as bomb goes off at Ward Chair’s house
DAMAK — An unidentified group detonated a bomb at the house of Bhim Poudel, a Ward Chairperson of the Damak Municipality Ward Number 7, last night, injuring two people including a woman.
The injured were hit by shrapnel due to the explosion. The explosion has also caused minor damages to the house which is located some 500 metres to the east of the Area Police Office, Damak.
It was a powerful explosion and it is not known who carried it out, police said.
Those injured in the incident are Semu Rai and Tilochan Pokhrel who had come to visit their relatives at the house next to Poudel’s house.
Both them who have been wounded in the hands and legs are being treated at the Lifeline Hospital in Damak. Rai is a staff at the same hospital.
Police has started an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) has today issued a press release saying those playing main role in evicting the landless squatters in the disputed market area in Damak. It had specifically named Wrad Chair Poudel and Mayor Romnath Oli.
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