'Biggest Chicken Egg in the World' Has a Freaky Surprise Inside (VIDEO)

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biggest eggThat's not a potato, that's a chicken egg.Sean Wilson has some pretty awesome chickens in his backyard, especially a hen named Rosie. She's a real piece of work, that Rosie, and laid what Sean thought might have been the biggest chicken egg in the world. So taken aback by its size, he filmed himself weighing the egg, which came to 6.25 ounces (almost half a pound!), and cracking it open into a frying pan for what he thought was going to be one huge and delicious omelette.

Instead, Sean, and everyone else on the Internet who's seen this video, got one major surprise. 

Gah! It's an egg within an egg. 

The Telegraph got in touch with someone who knows about these things at the Natural History Museum, and that someone says that double-eggs are "extremely rare" and would almost never be found in supermarket-bought eggs.

Another scientist piped in and said that a double-egg occurs when the muscular action that forms the egg malfunctions.

So there's that. First double-egg I've ever seen! Excited to cross that off my bucket list. View double-egg video: Check.

What's the weirdest thing you've seen when you cracked open an egg?


Photo via sean wilson/YouTube

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nonmember avatar ohbaby

Wow! One time I bought a dozen eggs and they all had double yolks.

Angie... AngieHayes

Weird things like this happen when people do not take care of their chickens and are not fed properly... 

Eggs with not much shell

Eggs with no yolk

Eggs with thin, liquidy white parts...

The80s The80s

This is truly odd. Like AngieHayes said, this happens when the chickens aren't taken care of.

handy... handy0318

That was really incredible. As a matter of fact at first I thought this must be a hoax... but according to the scientist quoted in the article it's rare but it happens.  I've had chickens lay double yolk eggs, common enough and even once a triple yolk... but an egg in an egg...wow...

handy... handy0318

OK, I love chickens and hated to think this was a result of chicken abuse and neglect so I did some checking out.  According to those who know, the cause is just some abnormal contractions that cause the developing egg to be pushed back up a bit and then another developing egg wind ups inside... very rare but a natural occurrence.  

Jespren Jespren

We had one chicken who pretty much always laid double-yokers. And we've gotten a few triple yokes. To me the 'weirdest' (and cutest) was in late spring when the new chicks would lay their first eggs and they were tiny, like ping pong ball sized.

Noahs... Noahs-Mom

Strangest thing I ever saw was a half formed chick in an egg.

power... powertothekids

*tries to get rid of picture in mind of half form chick and fails*

nonmember avatar Carly

I was hoping there'd be a third egg (possibly with a top hat) hidden in the second egg.

Kediset Kediset

eggception! :P

lol and I love your thought Carly

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