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(Telegraph)   Scientist doesn't know how a gecko found its way into an unhatched chicken egg, but he does know he suddenly wants to buy car insurance   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 91
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2008-05-17 03:01:29 AM
Doesn't approve:

i215.photobucket.com
 
2008-05-17 03:01:54 AM
This scientist doesn't know how an apostrophe found "it is" way into a possessive, but he does know for who he's buying a dictionary.
 
2008-05-17 03:02:08 AM
I had something trapped up my arse once too.
 
2008-05-17 03:02:15 AM
Did the egg come first? Or the gecko?
 
2008-05-17 03:04:52 AM
Good job on the fail there, baron.
 
2008-05-17 03:05:13 AM
Quantum Apostrophe: but he does know for who he's buying a dictionary.

"for whom"
 
2008-05-17 03:05:19 AM
Bonus: The town this occurred in is named Darwin
 
2008-05-17 03:08:57 AM
it is, really?
 
2008-05-17 03:09:09 AM
What an odd way to die.
 
2008-05-17 03:09:50 AM
Anagrammer: Doesn't approve:

Does anyone else find he strangely erotic? Screw the horrid writing and the lame jokes in the commercials, just have a 15-30 second clip of her working a pole in pasties and a bit of yarn and flash the logo at the last 2-3 seconds...

That's marketing!
 
2008-05-17 03:12:43 AM
I am actually surprised this happened. Most egg packaging facilities perform a visual test of eggs using a strong light to detect cracks. I'm sure that a gecko would have been seen.


/I bet somebody is going to get fired for this
 
2008-05-17 03:14:48 AM
As long as we're beating up on subby, there is an error of number regarding the verb conjugation in the second clause.

Mentalpatient87: Anagrammer: Doesn't approve:

Does anyone else find he strangely erotic?


A quick GIS for "esurance porn" will answer that question.
 
2008-05-17 03:16:31 AM
Methinks this doctor likes the work "chook" too much and cleverly used a pair of tweasers to slide said dead gecko between the membrane and the shell and then pressed it back.
 
2008-05-17 03:17:27 AM
"Eggs are made inside chooks up this tube from their bottom," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

This guy knows his stuff.
 
2008-05-17 03:17:47 AM
This disproves evolution.
 
2008-05-17 03:20:28 AM
Geckos in my chook?
It's more likely than you think.

/oh please somebody photochop that
 
2008-05-17 03:21:17 AM
ccinsider.comedycentral.com

Approves.
 
2008-05-17 03:26:33 AM
but he does know he suddenly want to buy car insurance

"I met her on a monday and my heart stood still.."

"Da doo run run run, da doo run run"

"Somebody told me that her name was Jill..."

"Da doo run run run, da doo run run"

/obscure?
 
2008-05-17 03:31:10 AM
Do those Bolivian tree lizards [ala the Simpsons] really exist?
 
2008-05-17 03:32:12 AM
phillydrifter: but he does know he suddenly want to buy car insurance

"I met her on a monday and my heart stood still.."

"Da doo run run run, da doo run run"

"Somebody told me that her name was Jill..."

"Da doo run run run, da doo run run"

/obscure?


That's an old Alyssa Milano song, isn't it?


/ducking
//link pops, goes to video (well, audio with still graphic)
 
2008-05-17 03:34:50 AM
The Enormous Egg : Student Activities and More for Your Lesson Plans

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Author: Oliver Butterworth
Illustrator: Louis Darling

Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 0316119202
Recommended for: Grades 3-5
Classification: Fiction
Genre: Fantasy

Story Summary: The hen belonging to the Twitchell family of Freedom, New Hampshire, laid an enormous egg. Nate Twitchell, age twelve, faithfully helped the mother hen to turn her egg so it would be warmed evenly all around. Most people laughed at Nate after the egg sat unhatched for six long weeks. However, Dr. Zeimer, a paleontologist from the National Museum in Washington, D.C., took Nate and his egg seriously. He arrived in his pajamas to see the newly hatched "baby chicken" and to identify it as a triceratops, the only dinosaur ever seen by humans. The Twitchells named their triceratops Uncle Beazley. And soon the world descended on Freedom, New Hampshire, and tromped on the Twitchells' flower beds. Grass, Uncle Beazley's favorite food, was soon in short supply as he grew at an alarming rate.

Dr. Zeimer arranged for Nate and his dinosaur to be transported to Washington where Uncle Beazley was housed at the zoo. However, a Congressional committee, alarmed at the dinosaur's expensive menu, declared him un-American and proposed to do away with him. By pleading his cause on television, Nate rallied the nation to the rescue of Uncle Beazley. Demonstrations and letters to Congress persuaded legislators to do the will of the people. Uncle Beazley was to munch happily at the zoo for many years to come. Nate returned to Freedom, New Hampshire, a hero.
 
2008-05-17 03:42:33 AM
redbaron303: Boobies

Your Fail-Fu is strong.
 
2008-05-17 03:49:32 AM
"Eggs are made inside chooks up this tube from their bottom,"

Must be a different language, that sentence means nothing to me.
 
2008-05-17 03:49:33 AM
WTF is a chook?
 
2008-05-17 03:57:29 AM
Cloooooooo-ACA!

/love that word.
 
2008-05-17 03:58:14 AM
captainwhocares: WTF is a chook?

It's antipodean for chicken.
 
2008-05-17 03:58:54 AM
So what does the cave man think of all this?.
 
2008-05-17 04:02:42 AM
Mentalpatient87: Does anyone else find he strangely erotic? Screw the horrid writing and the lame jokes in the commercials, just have a 15-30 second clip of her working a pole in pasties and a bit of yarn and flash the logo at the last 2-3 seconds...

That's marketing!


This came up in a thread about a week ago, and led to me searching DeviantArt. There's some interesting Erin Esurance fanart, some of which is pretty well done.
/ fist of an angry god, etc.
 
2008-05-17 04:10:50 AM
AtomicAcidbath: Geckos in my chook?
It's more likely than you think.

/oh please somebody photochop that


img504.imageshack.us
 
2008-05-17 04:13:59 AM
Dying in a chicken's poop dungeon would have to be one of the most degrading ways to die.
 
2008-05-17 04:18:20 AM
tortilla burger: Did the egg come first? Or the gecko?

The rooster.

Someone told the gecko the only way he'd get laid was crawl up the chicken's ass and wait.
 
2008-05-17 04:26:44 AM
klparrot: This came up in a thread about a week ago, and led to me searching DeviantArt. There's some interesting Erin Esurance fanart, some of which is pretty well done.
/ fist of an angry god, etc.


Some people have too much time on their hands (^).

/ Me included. It's Saturday.
 
2008-05-17 04:34:29 AM
members.cox.net
 
2008-05-17 04:35:47 AM
how a gecko found it's way

how a gecko found he's way
 
2008-05-17 04:38:06 AM
The chicken ingested a gecko egg, and the chicken egg was formed around the gecko egg, then the gecko hatched in the chicken egg before he happened to open the chicken egg. Either that or the chicken ate a pregnant gecko who birthed the egg in the chicken, then the rest of the other shiat I typed.
 
2008-05-17 04:41:26 AM
"Eggs are made inside chooks up this tube from their bottom," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

I thought sex education was illegal in Australia.
 
2008-05-17 04:48:34 AM
JonnyBGoode, that's a rooster.
 
2008-05-17 04:52:29 AM
Hi all

This won't apply to most of you. Lately we've been having issues with folks going out of control posting egg pictures in egg girl-related threads. At some point these reach a critical mass and become not safe for work. 1-2 egg pics probably is ok, 100 is not. Somewhere along the way the line gets crossed, we don't know what the quantitative number is.

In an effort to permanently remove instigators from our community, the moderators have been instructed to be particularly harsh on anyone perceived to be posting egg pics to cause trouble.

This is undoubtably going to catch some folks who innocently wandered in and wanted some fun. Sorry we have to do this, some folks got carried away, and this is why we can't have nice things.

I would recommend that folks who normally participate in this kind of thing should dial it back a bit for the time being

Sorry for the trouble. To the 99.99% of you that this doesn't apply to, carry on
 
2008-05-17 05:08:30 AM
Quantum Apostrophe: This scientist doesn't know how an apostrophe found "it is" way into a possessive, but he does know for who he's buying a dictionary.

i love self pwnage of grammar nazis. never gets old
 
2008-05-17 05:11:09 AM
I came here for the "Geckos? In my chook?" photoshops.

I am very, very pleased.
 
2008-05-17 05:21:27 AM
chook - noun
1.Australian. a hen.
2.Slang. a woman.
-interjection
3.(used as a call for poultry or pigs.)

I know my next scrabble word now...
 
2008-05-17 05:27:20 AM
The chicken was practicing somersaults and encountered one of Australia's famous "drop geckos" at just the wrong moment.

Obvious
 
2008-05-17 05:30:38 AM
tortilla burger: Did the egg come first? Or the gecko?

An egg and a chicken were lying in bed together. The egg lights up a cigarette and starts smoking it. The chicken turns to the egg and says, "I guess that answers that question."
 
2008-05-17 05:31:31 AM
Second boobies
 
2008-05-17 05:47:53 AM
A quick GIS for "esurance porn" will answer that question.

Holy crap, the internet really does have something for everyone.
 
2008-05-17 05:59:02 AM
Quantum Apostrophe: This scientist doesn't know how an apostrophe found "it is" way into a possessive, but he does know for who he's buying a dictionary.

Are you seriously going to blame the scientist on the Telegraph's misspelling?
 
2008-05-17 06:02:40 AM
OK, I'm going to take this whole story as if it were true. Allow me to make some statements of fact regarding chickens and eggs.

1. No self respecting chicken would allow a gecko to crawl up it's cloaca (backside)

2. Why would a gecko wish to do so anyway?

3. Geckos eat insects, not eggs, and are not blessed with logical thinking that would allow them to make the quantum leap that crawling up a chook's bum = the way to a good feed.

4. Any gecko (or anything else for that matter) would have to get past the egg waiting in the oviduct for laying the following day to get to the soft-membrane covered egg that is behind it in the procession of eggs awaiting the laydown of egg shells. This would make a tough squeeze, and don't forget, air would be kinda lacking inside the bum area.

5. Even if it could get past that egg and make it as far as the next egg further in, which hasn't yet had the hard shell laid down, it would probably be scraped off by the action of the egg moving down the oviduct.

6. Those folks suggesting the bird 'ate' the gecko and then it miraculously made it intact through the gizzard (a muscular pouch containing small pieces of stone and rock etc that grinds the food the chicken eats before it gets to the stomach) are sadly lacking in knowledge pertaining to the digestion process in birds.

7. The chook did not eat a gecko egg which also, miraculously, survived aforesaid voyage through the gizzard, stomach, intestines etc only to lodge next to an egg where it hatched into a gecko and was incorporated into the egg betwixt the shell and the egg membrane.

8. Going by the photo, the gecko has been dead for some time, and is almost mummified.

The only two conclusions I can come to regarding this story are
A. It's bullshiat
B. He put it there to draw attention to egg farming/chicken keeping practices, and wants to see the egg farm inconvenienced.
C. The gecko could have gotten into the egg after packaging etc, but the shell would have had to be compromised to such an extent that you would no doubt notice it, for a lizard of that size to get through the outer shell. It's a LONG stretch, but the only logical way this could have happened - just my .02.


/Yes, I'm a scientist
//Have bred poultry for over 25 years
///Want to know what's he a Dr of anyway? Arts? Psychology? Is it a hoax to see how many people believe the story?
////Have discussed this with several people over the last week at work.
 
2008-05-17 06:18:17 AM
HALP! REVERSE COCKATRICE!


did it turn to stone when you looked at it?
 
2008-05-17 06:21:54 AM
nytmare: how a gecko found it's way

how a gecko found he's way


Are you Rotsky in disguise?
 
2008-05-17 06:22:28 AM
An egg and a chicken walk into a bar. The bartender says, "Who the cluck are you? Is this a yoke?"
 
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