Scientists crack mystery
SINCE the dawn of time, many answers have eluded mankind. “What is the meaning of life?” and “Are we alone in the universe?” just to name a couple.
But there has always been one question that has baffled scientists, scholars and religious leaders for centuries, “What came first, the chicken or the egg?”.
The clever people at Sheffield University in Britain think they have the answer.
By using a hi-tech supercomputer, scientists have found ovecleidin, a protein only found in eggshells and pregnant chicken’s ovaries.
“It had long been suspected that the egg came first, but now we can scientifically prove that the chicken was first,” says Dr Colin Freeman of Sheffield University.
But here in Gladstone, the people have different views.
“You can have the chicken first, but what about the rooster that got the chicken pregnant? Where did he come from?” resident John Honj asked.
Chicken breeder Kylie Nixon is still as confused as the rest of us.
“I thought the egg would have come first, you’d wonder where the chook came from,” she said.
“It’s really, very interesting, but I think its all a matter of personal opinion”
But no scientist or supercomputer has answered the question that’s been on everyone’s mind for centuries, “Where did that first chicken come from?”.
Did it come from an egg? But if it came from an egg, what chicken laid that egg?