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Old 10-09-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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What Are The Odds!? (Rhetorically Speaking)

Bought a dozen large eggs from the supermarket last week. I haven't seen double yolk in 25-30 years!

We just finished the dozen tonight with dinner. That one dozen contained four double yolk eggs!

What are the odds?!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Wow! Eggcellent!

Have never heard of this either.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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You must be eggstatic! It will bring you good luck!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:23 PM   #4
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I assure you there were eggzactly four doubles.
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but, not as much as probability...
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:01 PM   #6
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You have 1/10th of one percent chance of getting a double-yolker. One out of 1000 eggs are double yolkers and are usually laid by young hens as their laying cycles gets established. When I first got Myrtle, she would lay 2 eggs / day instead of 1 / 24-36 hours. Then she laid double-yolkers for about 3 weeks, now she just lays one very large egg. Folklore associated with double-yolk eggs include marriage because of pregnancy or omens for a windfall, death in the family, or the birth of twins. Take your pick.
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Andy's going to have quadruplets?
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:10 PM   #8
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...Folklore associated with double-yolk eggs include marriage because of pregnancy or omens for a windfall, death in the family, or the birth of twins. Take your pick.

I choose a windfall.
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You have 1/10th of one percent chance of getting a double-yolker. One out of 1000 eggs are double yolkers and are usually laid by young hens as their laying cycles gets established. When I first got Myrtle, she would lay 2 eggs / day instead of 1 / 24-36 hours. Then she laid double-yolkers for about 3 weeks, now she just lays one very large egg. Folklore associated with double-yolk eggs include marriage because of pregnancy or omens for a windfall, death in the family, or the birth of twins. Take your pick.
I've been buying my eggs from a local farm shop and I've had at least one double yolker in each tray, think I'll just hope for a winfall lol!
I don't want twins
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I've been buying my eggs from a local farm shop and I've had at least one double yolker in each tray, think I'll just hope for a winfall lol!
I don't want twins
I don't know if you get to pick what befalls you. I'm still waiting for whatever will happen thanks to Myrtle laying so many double-yolkers last year.
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