Mum Beats One In 25 Billion Odds By Cracking Open Seven Double Yolkers
Some of us have experienced the incredible moment of cracking open an egg to find not one, but two yolks, doubling the fun of what is undoubtedly the tastiest part.
Mother-of-two Michelle Franklin had popped out to Lidl for the weekly shop, during which she picked up a dozen eggs for £1.55 ($2.00).
It wasn't until she was rustling up breakfast for her kids - Sienna, 11, and Albert, nine - that Michelle realised her box of eggs wasn't like all the others.
Michelle, 33, started out by cracking open three eggs, miraculously finding each had a double yolk.
Already stunned, she went on to crack another three and, as luck would have it, they too were all double yolkers.
Her partner John Matthew, 34, rushed to get his phone to snap Michelle's discovery.
Later that day he also cracked a seventh egg from the box and found - you've guessed it - they had yet another with two yolks.
Michelle, an equine dentist from Hersham, Surrey, said: "What can I say - we were quite impressed. I got up to make me and the kids some fried eggs for breakfast.
"Lidl eggs are yummy so to get two yolks in our breakfast just gave it that little bit extra.
"I used to have hens back in the day and you can tell when they are really looked after by the colour of the yolk. These ones were a dark orange so that's a really good sign.
"After we made the breakfast John cracked a few more and they were double yolks too. So seven out of the 12 had double yolks!
"Albert joked and said he was going to be like a rocket today due to the extra protein. We only took a photo of the first three as we didn't think anything would come of it.
"But to have seven double yolks in the same packet was pretty something. We just found it pretty random."
Michelle's eggs-trordinary phenomenon is said to be a rare 25 billion to one event.
A spokesman for the British Egg Information Service (what a job!) said: "Double yolkers (eggs containing two yolks) tend to come from younger hens whose hormone systems are still naturally developing.
"It is very rare for an egg to be 'double yolked' and, although we cannot be specific, the instance of double yolkers is 0.1 percent.
"However, because all the hens in a flock are the same age, it is not unusual to find more than one double yolker in a box."
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