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Many different species, including birds, reptiles and fish, lay eggs, and humans are eating eggs for thousands of years. Most eggs eaten by humans, including birds and turtles, have thin membranes that appear as the layers of skin. Eggs contain various proteins, like calcium, magnesium, iron, carbonate and salt.

Putting an egg in a glass of water is a simple way to test if the egg is still fresh or not.

Egg yolk contains almost 40 percent of an egg's protein. The protein in raw eggs is only 51% bioavailable, while boiled eggs are almost 91% bioavailable.

In 2010, a hen from the United Kingdom hatched an egg that measured 9.1 inches in diameter. This beat the previous record-holder which was only 8.6 inches in diameter.

A hen takes up to 26 hours to develop an egg. Once she lays an egg, the evolution of a new egg normally starts within half-hour.

Here are some unusual facts about


# 1.

1 in every 20K eggs may contain bacteria

# 3.

You don't have to worry about cholesterol

# 5.

Try not to depend upon eggs for omega-3s

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'Cage-free' eggs may come from hens that live in cages

# 9.

There is more protein in a cooked egg than raw eggs

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It takes 24 to 26 hours for a hen to develop an egg

# 13.

The eggshell may have as many as 17,000 tiny pores over its surface

# 15.

Three British men went o Antarctica to examine penguin eggs

# 17.

How thick an eggshell is depending on the age of the laying hen

# 19.

The hen must eat 4 pounds of feed to make a dozen eggs

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Eggs have about 6 grams of high-quality protein in them

# 23.

Not all eggs within the carton are off same size

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A normal hen lays 300 to 325 eggs every year

# 27.

Chickens can lay an egg inside another egg

# 2.

Putting eggs in the fridge is not essential

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Chickens do not produce one egg at a time

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Egg shell color doesn't indicate nutritional advantages

# 8.

Concerning their body size, kiwis lay the largest eggs

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Eggs are one of the few dietary sources of Vitamin D

# 12.

The most expensive egg ever sold was the Faberge “Winter Egg” in 1994 for $5.6 million

# 14.

Every year World Egg Day is celebrated on 2nd Friday in October

# 16.

Chicken earlobes can guess what shade egg they are going to lay

# 18.

A breed of catfish lays its eggs with the eggs of the cichlid fish

# 20.

The yolk and the whites have the same amount of protein

# 22.

Egg yolk color does indicate nutritional differences

# 24.

The white stringy thing is a sign of a good egg

# 26.

A hen begins laying eggs at 19 weeks of age

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