Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Question! The Chicken? or THE EGG!!!

Another question was posed to me the other day...the age-old query which first puzzled the minds of man for thousands upon thousands of years - - "Which came first - the CHICKEN or the Egg?"  (Never fear - - When questions come up, I will never reveal the identity of the Question-er, unless he/she wishes me to, so ask away if you have any questions!)
".....there should be further STUDY and investigation on this topic..."
"Incredulous!  Miss Mamie must have been WHACKED on her noggin with an ACORN this morning to ask a question with so obvious an answer!  Further study INDEED!"
Finally, Scientists have discovered the answer!  It's OFFICIAL!  The CHICKEN came first!!!  It took an entire TEAM of scientists to figure this out, and they have discovered a protein crucial in forming eggshells!!!
The protein, called "ovocleidin" (who came up with THAT name?!?) is produced in a hen's ovaries.  When the albumen and yolk are produced by Said Hen, the ovocleidin kick-starts the calcium carbonate within Said Hen converting it into crystals, which then begin to form around that egg, protecting it and packaging it for arrival from deep within the caverns of Said Hen into the outside world, delivered straight to the basket of the coop keeper!
A Provoking Quote from the lead scientist: 
"It had long been suspected that the egg came first but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first." 
"WHO'S provoking WHO, here?!? -  A Scientist CRACKED the CASE!  Is he more CRACKED than Miss Mamie for asking that question to begin with???
The scientists now hope the breakthrough could be used in industry to help develop new materials.  The wonders of Science!

Hope your day is all you thought it was "cracked up" to be!
the ChickenWrangler

14 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Monica Sweetie...
This is so darn cute. I love this post. Look at the sunglasses you have added. Oh you are a hoot. I just love you girl.

So it is official the chicken came first. Well it is about time someone opened their eyes. I am sure the girls are relieved to know that the answer is out, and they don't have to keep clucking about it. I mean a girl can really get her feathers ruffled over such nonsense.

I am so thrilled that you loved my post. You are such a joy in the morning. My breakfast for the mind sweet friend.

Beautiful post as always, I love it when you share. Many hugs and so much love, Sherry

Angela said...

Great post! I have always said it had to be the chicken came first and not the egg. My reasoning behind this is that if the egg came first who would had sit on it to keep it warm for the chick to emerge? So the chicken had to be first. Scientist!!!

Great pictures!

Here's a riddle for you! Why did the chicken cross the road?

Have a Great Day!
Angela

Anne's Original Hooked Rugs said...

Hi Monica, we raise chickens and I have often wondered the same thing.... thanks for answering it. Your hens are different than ours as we raise "Rhode Island Reds" and they do produce quite well...

Cindy said...

Maybe I am the dumb one since I am not a scientist..but as a Christian..who believes in creation..I always thought..believed..in the chicken came first..then the egg. Inever knew this was such a pondering question..lol

Love the eyeglasses..are those really on the chicken or those super imposed on the picture..because that is too cute!!


Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Of course it was the chicken, not the rooster or the egg...geeze and it took a whole team to figure that one out!!! Love the photos, especially the "specs"!!!

bj said...

haahhhaaa...cute post.

I'm bj, over from Country Wings..she loves you and said we would, too. And...she's right..cute cute blog..and I am your newest follower. Come over to see me when you have time..and you can bring all 11 chickens with ya...:))
xo bj

Chook said...

Chickie...I had to pick myself up off the floor when I saw that chookie with her sunnies on.Its Priceless!!
Thanks for the chuckle this morning..:)

Nanniepannie said...

I was looking for a paticular quote today and ran across this proverb, it made me think of you...
...eggs have no business dancing with stones.

Grandpa said...

Hmmm...I was going to rest my brain and have a restful day. This has caused it to start moving again...

I think the chicken first, 'cos according to the bible God created animals in pairs, rather than eggs

Have a nice day, CW

^..^Corgidogmama said...

What I want to know is this...



are those Barbie sunglasses???

CM said...

Cute post and cute blog!

I stopped over from Sherry's blog. Nice to meet ya! :-)

Verde Farm said...

That is a great post! I hadn't heard this and it feels kind of refreshing to put a lid on this long pondered question of the ages :) Thanks Chicken Wrangler and I love your near sighted chicken too.
Amy at Verde Farm

Oklahoma Granny said...

I'm so glad to have the official answer now. Thanks. LOL!

Rose said...

love the photo. are they designer sunglasses? rose