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(Mirror.co.uk)   Waitrose shopper buys eggs, finds peeps   (mirror.co.uk) divider line
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724 clicks; posted to D'awww » on 04 Aug 2020 at 7:55 AM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-08-04 6:44:45 AM  
(cough).... Bullshiat. ...(cough)

Most commercial eggs have no chance of being fertilized as there are no roosters (or drakes in this case) in with the hens.  But let's accept the immaculate conception theory just for shiats and giggles.  There's pretty much no way a fertilized egg will remain viable after several days getting to market/in the market and refrigerated the whole time.

Furthermore ... shiat, it's a Mirror article.  I really wish Fark would stop greenlighting this clickbait nonsense...

/comment about her just happening to buy an incubator on impulse and then just happening to grab the one fertile egg out of 100,000 (# pulled from my butt...), etc ... fades off in disgust
 
2020-08-04 7:36:50 AM  
This is why they no longer sell bear eggs at the supermarket.
 
2020-08-04 9:03:34 AM  
Dude- she got the Crazy Eyes.

I'm not saying there's a skin suit or a collection of meticulously labelled voodoo dolls somewhere in her basement but ... there totally is a skin suit or a collection of meticulously labelled voodoo dolls somewhere in her basement.
 
2020-08-04 9:12:10 AM  
I was about to point out this is a repeat of a story from mid-June, but that was a different person, altogether.

Recoil Therapy: (cough).... Bullshiat. ...(cough)

Most commercial eggs have no chance of being fertilized as there are no roosters (or drakes in this case) in with the hens.


Well, this is from the supermarket and a poultry farm on the matter, from the BBC article:

A Waitrose spokesman said it was "notoriously difficult" to identify the sex of white-feathered ducks.

"Our farmers work hard to ensure ducks and drakes are separated correctly. As a result of this difficulty in sexing, a male white-feathered duck may very occasionally be left with a group of females, although, these instances are extremely rare.

"There may also be instances when a wild duck encounters farmed drakes, but again, this is rare," he said.

A spokeswoman for Clarence Court Farms said: "It is a feat of remarkably slim odds that a duckling has been hatched. But we acknowledge that it's not impossible."


But let's accept the immaculate conception theory just for shiats and giggles.


FWIW, parthenogenesis does apparently happen in fowl, too, but the chicks don't live long from what I've found via Google.

There's pretty much no way a fertilized egg will remain viable after several days getting to market/in the market and refrigerated the whole time.

Retailers in the UK don't refrigerate eggs. Something to do with them being cleaned less harshly than they are in the US, which leaves a membrane so they don't need to be chilled. Something along those lines.
 
2020-08-04 5:34:44 PM  
FIRE THE CANDLER!
 
2020-08-04 5:58:30 PM  
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Probably looking for more Parmesan.
 
2020-08-05 12:38:33 AM  

Recoil Therapy: (cough).... Bullshiat. ...(cough)

Most commercial eggs have no chance of being fertilized as there are no roosters (or drakes in this case) in with the hens.  But let's accept the immaculate conception theory just for shiats and giggles.  There's pretty much no way a fertilized egg will remain viable after several days getting to market/in the market and refrigerated the whole time.



I agree, but....they don't refrigerate eggs in Europe.  Just sayin'.
 
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