Giant Egg to be Auctioned at Christie's


Everyone has probably woken up one day wanting an enormous egg – not like an ostrich egg, but bigger. A visit to the local supermarket should have put an end to that want, with the abrupt and disappointing realization that there is no such thing as an enormous egg.

Don’t be too sure.

On the 24th of April this year, Christie’s South Kensington salesroom, is auctioning off an egg measuring 9 inches in diameter and 1 foot in length. In other words, by approximation, this goliath is almost 100 times larger than the normal egg we consume everyday. The product of an Elephant Bird from Madagascar, it is said to have been discovered by archaeologists in the late 19th or early 20th century. The giant birds are thought to have gone extinct sometime between the 13th and 17th centuries.

The fossilized egg carries a going price of about US$45,000, though many expect it to go higher.

Whatever the case, in light of the recent Easter holiday, imagine trying hide an egg that dwarfs a soccer ball. 

Giant Egg From Elephant Bird To Be Auctioned At Christies 1


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