A round egg from an Australian supermarket is worth over 20 grand

21. 06. 2023 | Kristýna Bezděková

Australian journalist Jacqueline Felgate shared a video of a rare round egg on social media. It was among the standard eggs in a box that one of her followers brought from the supermarket.

The almost perfectly round egg was in a pack in a supermarket in the central area of Melbourne, Australia, and Jacqueline immediately began searching online. She found that a similar egg would be produced with a one in a billion chance and the last such piece sold for around 21,000 crowns.

Experts, however, say that the probability of laying a round egg will be even slightly lower, it may be up to one in 1.25 billion. Even taking this into account, it can be assumed that the price of the Melbourne egg will be even higher in a potential sale.
Buying an egg for a collection may seem like nonsense given its biological nature, but there are expert techniques for preserving a ‘live’ egg. Indeed, thanks to these techniques, we can view various rare eggs in museums or scientific collections, for example.
Although the likelihood of a round egg appears to be quite slim, from a certain point of view it is not that unusual. For example, Sentient Media reported in an article last October that the United States produced 113.25 billion eggs in 2019, a daily production of 31 million. And even much higher numbers come from China: 661.79 billion eggs per year, or about 181 million per day.

Eggs produced worldwide are difficult to count, according to the authors of the text, and so are based on their stated weight. With an average weight of around 50 grams per egg, this works out at 1.59 trillion eggs per year, or 4.36 billion per day.

This means that you will most likely never come across a round egg in your supermarket, but in reality, hens around the world lay about four of these extraordinary pieces every day.


Source, photo: sentientmedia.org

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Kristýna Bezděková

Kristýna is a student of marketing and communication in an undergraduate program. She writes and translates content into the Czech language


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