Chicken Beats Egg

It’s official, you can now feel free to count your chickens before they’re hatched.

Chicken Came Before the Egg: “Scientific Proof”

British scientists claim to have solved one of the great mysteries of life, the universe and everything in it: The chicken came before the egg, they say, and they’re not mincing words.

“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,” Sheffield University’s Dr Colin Freeman, according to a report in the Metro.

Researchers from Scotland and England used a supercomputer called HECToR to look in such detail at a chicken eggshell that they were able to determine the vital role of a protein used to kick-start the egg’s formation.

That protein is only found, wait for it… inside a chicken.

Freeman, who worked on HECToR with counterparts at Edinburgh’s Warwick University, said the protein had been identified earlier by scientists and was known to be linked to egg formation, “but by examining it closely we have been able to see how it controls the process,” he added, describing it as a catalyst.

Professor John Harding, who also took part in the research, told Metro the discovery could have other applications.

“Understanding how chickens make shells is fascinating in itself, but can also give clues towards designing new materials.” he said.

Which is good, because in spite of HECToR’s hard work and the “scientific proof” it yielded, the study offered no explanation as to how the chicken got there in the first place.

If not from an egg, perhaps it just came from across the road.

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/well, now that that’s settled, you can lose sleep at night wondering where the chicken that laid the first egg came from

Lion, It’s What’s For Dinner

Would you like fries with that? Eat it before it eats you!

Phoenix restaurant, Il Vinaio, serves lion burgers for World Cup despite controversy

Will it leave you roaring for more?

A restaurant near Phoenix is hawking a $21 “lion burger” in celebration of the World Cup — despite the controversy the burger is causing.

Il Vinaio restaurant in downtown Mesa has already received a bomb threat and more than 250 angry e-mails from animal rights groups across the country.

“We thought that since the World Cup was in Africa … that the lion burger might be interesting for some of our more adventurous customers,” said owner Cameron Selogie.

The lions, he added, were raised at a free-range farm in Illinois that is regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“Most of them, when we tell them the facts, that this is farm-raised and it doesn’t hurt the endangered animals, seem pretty reasonable,” Selogie said of the customers.

Il Vinaio ordered 10 pounds of lion meat and mixed it with ground beef. The burger comes with spicy homemade chips and roasted corn on the cob.

The restaurant said it plans to serve 30 burgers by Thursday. Lion meat is uncommon but not illegal, said a spokesman for the Agriculture Department.

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Il Vinaio Restaurant

The “animal rights activists” really need to get over their bad old hypocritical selves. It’s called a food chain and it pays to be at the top of it. Lions are large carnivores, think of all the thousands of poor little feed animals’ lives that these people are saving by eating the lions.

/hmmm, I wonder if they taste like chicken?