British researchers have discovered the answer to the age old question, which came first, the chicken or the egg? Using a supercomputer called HECToR to “zoom in” on the structure of an eggshell, they discovered that it contained a key protein that is found only in the ovaries of chickens. That means an egg can only exist if it’s first been inside a chicken. So the chicken had to have come first! BUT…researchers are still baffled as to why the chicken crossed the road, but are hoping for a break through by mid-2012.
Source: July 14, 2010 Slate Article
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