Friday, 14 May 2010

Which sick bastard first decided to eat eggs? We don't eat anything else that comes out of an animal's arse, so why eggs?

Since the beginning of human time we have eaten eggs. There's no record I can find on 'who was the first person to decide to eat an egg'. It's a long time before anything was written down & their name was more than likely a mere grunt!

Wherever eggs could be obtained they have been eaten. Different kinds of eggs were & still are eaten in different parts of the world. Ostrich and chicken are the most common.

Eggs are relatively easy to obtain, excellent protein sources, adaptable to many different types of recipes (from simply boiled, fried, or stuffed to complicated quiche, custards or meringues), and fit the bill for meatless fasting days required by some religions. In this last role, eggs have been the object of much religious symbolism and tradition. Over time, some groups have encouraged the consumption & decoration of eggs in celebration of certain events. Others have decided eggs are filthy food which must be avoided.

Eggs have been known and enjoyed by humans for many centuries. Jungle fowl were domesticated in India by 3200 B.C.E. Records from China and Egypt show that fowl were domesticated and laying eggs for human consumption around 1400 B.C.E., and there is archaeological evidence for egg consumption dating back to the Neolithic age. The Romans found egg-laying hens in England, Gaul, and among the Germans. The first domesticated fowl reached North America with the second voyage of Columbus in 1493.

I very much doubt I'll ever be able to get to the bottom (he he) of this one! lol

P.S. The worlds most expensive coffee comes from the bottom of a civet, the red raw beans are eaten & partially digested by the weasel like animal & are then pooped out. The civets digestive system takes the bitterness out of the beans. It can cost up to $50 a cup & is served in tiny cups, a pound of it would cost $600 approximately. So eggs aren't the only things consumed that came out of another things arse (although technically, chickens eggs are hens periods & don't come from their arses) :)


Shamner said...

If you dont have any super powers and could pick one which power woudl you pick and how or what would you do with it?