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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

The egg.

Makes sense to me, and here's another question: What came first, roast chicken or omelette?

My answer is roast chicken. You see, humans would have started eating eggs regularly only after they began domesticating poultry, which they would have done purely because they liked the taste of it. Omelettes would thus have come about a bit later than roast chicken, though a boiled egg or two might casually have been consumed in the wild long before. Who knows?

My big toe has a question:

Big Toe: What came first, the toe or the foot?

(Link via email from Ravikiran.)

Previous posts with toes in them: 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Update: And if you want to learn how to make omelettes, Lalita will teach you. In her post she says, "Just like sex, making an omelette is all timing and tempi." As long as I don't have to spend months dating the egg...
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