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Byelorussian chicken laid the world's largest egg!
Pravda ^ | 03/22/2004 16:12 | Translated by: Anna Ossipova

Posted on 03/24/2004 5:32:17 PM PST by vannrox

A chicken from the Krasnoarmeiskaya poultry farm in the village of Mir of Grodnensky region laid the world's largest egg.

This has been reported by a Russian representative of the Guinness Book of World Record in Belorus Alexander Kalinin. "The egg that weighs 160 grams has a big chance of getting into the Guinness Book of Records," stated he.

The Byelorussian chicken bit the record of its Cuban colleague from Las-Tunas. Several years ago, the latter has laid an egg weighing>

Byelorussian chicken laid the world's largest egg

146 grams. It has been inserted in the Book of Records as the largest and heaviest chicken egg in the world. An average chicken egg weighs about 50-60 grams.

Today, the giant egg is kept in a special safe of the head veterinarian with other chicken anomalies, such as the smallest chicken egg (15 grams), an egg with three yolks as well as "matreshka" shaped egg.

Employees are trying to locate the record breaking chicken. However, finding one particular chicken among 20 000 of her relatives isn't an easy task, reports RTR-Vesti.Ru.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: chicken; eat; egg; farm; food; pravda; record; unusual
Heh Heh
1 posted on 03/24/2004 5:32:18 PM PST by vannrox
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To: vannrox
Doesn't even come close to the egg that Clarke laid today.
2 posted on 03/24/2004 5:34:08 PM PST by COEXERJ145
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To: COEXERJ145
My first thought exactly!
3 posted on 03/24/2004 5:34:48 PM PST by Rokke
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To: COEXERJ145
LOL!!!!!!!!!!!! out of control laughing is going over here
4 posted on 03/24/2004 5:34:49 PM PST by cyborg (my profile page speaks for itself)
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To: vannrox
Perfect for one of those Chernobyl-style omelets!!
5 posted on 03/24/2004 5:35:39 PM PST by Joe 6-pack ("We deal in hard calibers and hot lead." - Roland Deschaines)
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To: vannrox
1 pound = 453.59237 grams
6 posted on 03/24/2004 5:37:44 PM PST by Porterville (Did I spell something wrong? Does that make you mad? Poor baby.)
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To: vannrox
But which came first?
7 posted on 03/24/2004 5:37:55 PM PST by Loyalist (Stephen Harper: Canada's Next Prime Minister!)
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To: vannrox
>>Employees are trying to locate the record breaking chicken. However, finding one particular chicken among 20 000 of her relatives isn't an easy task, reports RTR-Vesti.Ru.

If I posted what I'm thinking, I'd get banned... :)
8 posted on 03/24/2004 5:37:59 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (Democrats are the real asses of evil.)
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To: vannrox
"In a related story, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY)..."
9 posted on 03/24/2004 5:41:31 PM PST by quark
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To: vannrox
Is the chicken that laid this gigantic egg still alive? If so can it lay more or is it worn out or stretched to unusual proportions?
10 posted on 03/24/2004 5:42:09 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: vannrox
"Uhhhh. Uhhhh. Uhhhh. Uhhhhhhhhhh. Owwwww!"
11 posted on 03/24/2004 5:42:34 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never let your life be directed by people who could only get government jobs.)
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To: COEXERJ145
Doesn't even come close to the egg that Clarke laid today.

GMTA

Hey Clark....

Ha Ha!

12 posted on 03/24/2004 5:43:17 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Te audire non possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure)
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To: Keith in Iowa
That's what I was thinking...

I think.

I used to work with a gal whose family raised chickens commercially, and if memory serves, eggs this size sometimes result in what she termed a "blowout." After I pressed for details, I wished I hadn't.

13 posted on 03/24/2004 5:45:47 PM PST by niteowl77
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To: vannrox

14 posted on 03/24/2004 5:49:11 PM PST by P.O.E. (Enjoy every sandwich)
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To: Keith in Iowa
Can chickens walk bowlegged?
15 posted on 03/24/2004 7:12:18 PM PST by Tennessee_Bob (LORD, WHAT CAN THE HARVEST HOPE FOR, IF NOT FOR THE CARE OF THE REAPER MAN?)
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To: vannrox
Can chickens have cesareans?
16 posted on 03/24/2004 7:17:32 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (So you're a feminist - isn't that cute!)
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To: 2Jedismom; g'nad
Chicken ping
17 posted on 03/24/2004 7:17:34 PM PST by RosieCotton (Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Loyalist
But which came first?

The chicken lit up a cigaret, so I'd say it was the chicken.

18 posted on 03/24/2004 7:32:11 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Hank Rearden
My chicken Benny Hen, the one I'm holding on my profile, lays these little tiny eggs...about the size of a small store-bought egg...then she goes around bocking loudly...I mean really squawking, for like half an hour...like she performed some sort of miracle or something!

I always bellow at her "If you're gonna make that much racket, you should at least lay a bigger egg!"
19 posted on 03/25/2004 5:46:33 AM PST by 2Jedismom (HHD with 4 Chickens)
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To: 2Jedismom
This region is very close to Chernobyl, in fact, right in the path of the fallout from the world's worst nuclear disaster. The mushrooms from around there are huge too, and best of all, they even glow in the dark so you can find them at night.
20 posted on 03/25/2004 5:52:57 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: 2Jedismom
"Benny Hen"




LOL That's hilarious.


Too cute.
21 posted on 03/25/2004 5:56:24 AM PST by Petronski (Kerry went to Vietnam...yadda yadda yadda...he should be President...)
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To: Bon mots

The village of "Mir" (peace) is just to the left of the letter "B" in "Belarus" on this map. Chernobyl is approximately where the letter "E" is in the word "Ukraine" at the bottom of the map.

The cloud of radioactivity blew Northwest out of Chernobyl and was first detected in Scandinavia. Mir was right in the path.

Of course, this has nothing to do with large eggs or mushrooms from the region.

On this map, you can see the path to Scandinavia (Sweden) from Northern Ukraine.

Fallout in Sweden Outside the former USSR, radioactive material was first detected in Sweden on April 28, 1986, two days after the accident. On two occasions, April 26-30 and May 8-10, the wind direction was towards the Nordic countries. The heaviest fallout occurred in some regions of middle and north Sweden on the first occasion. It was mainly obtained by wet-deposition, washed out with rain or snow from the radioactive plume. The deposition of 137Cs in these regions, mainly in the northern part of Sweden, was estimated to a range from 10 to >80 kBq/m2, with a maximum in Gävle commune with more than 200 kBq/m2 (Figure 1).

In other regions of Sweden, mainly in the southern part, where only dry-depositions occurred, the range was 0.2 to 5 kBq/m2 of 137Cs. The total fallout of 137Cs in Sweden was estimated to be 4.25 PBq or about 5 % of that released from Chernobyl, with a mean deposition in Sweden of 10 kBq m-2. About 70 % of the total fallout in Sweden was within wet-deposition. Single fuel fragments or hot particles found in Sweden, with a size of several micrometers, contained a total activity of up to 1 kBq each.

22 posted on 03/25/2004 6:14:41 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: Bon mots
Of all countries, Belarus was affected the most by the Chernobyl catastrophe: 70 percent of all released radioactive substances from Chernobyl fell on its territory. The Belarus border is only 10 km north of the Chernobyl reactor. Practically the whole territory was heavily contaminated by radionuclides. More than 1.8 million people are still living in heavy polluted territories. The radiation dose they receive on average amounts to 15 mSv (milliSievert) a year.1 That is more than forty times the most recent ICRP radiation limit (1991) which is: 0.4 mSv/yr! The parliament declared the entire country a zone of ecological calamity. Around Gomel, close to Chernobyl, and also in regions within a distance of 140 km, there are very high radiation values. Less areas in Ukraine and Russia were heavily contaminated than in Belarus. Except in the evacuation zone around Chernobyl, agriculture goes on as before, even in heavily polluted regions. The private food production, which provides more than fifty percent of total food consumed, is not controlled at all. People in contaminated regions have a 30 percent higher rate of illness than elsewhere. 2 Ten years after Chernobyl, air, water and food contain still too high levels of cesium, strontium, plutonium and americium. Food items, especially milk, meat and mushrooms have accumulated high quantities of these four radioactive substances, far above Western radiation levels. In some areas, thyroid cancers among children have increased 200-fold since 1986.3
23 posted on 03/25/2004 6:27:37 AM PST by Bon mots
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