E is for Egg

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Haven’t we all heard or referenced the question, “which came first, the chicken or the egg?” I personally believe it was the chicken but let me explain. I’m taking a different approach to the question, evolution.

Every living thing we know today has evolved in some fashion. Adapt and survive is our world in general. My assumption is the chicken came first, because there is no proof to assume otherwise, and here is what I think evolved.

The chicken, being the meat choice of many a healthy diet seemed doomed. For in the beginning the chicken had no defense and was at the mercy of fat, slow hunters; in step evolution.

At some point the chicken evolved into a fight-back bird. By that I mean its evolutionary attempt at flying did not work out to well. Through the years and many attempts at different evolutionary tactics the chicken evolved into a “baffle and run” bird. Thus the egg was born.

The chicken figured out, if it could produce a by-product and expel it at the appropriate time it stood a chance. So here stood early man baffled and encircling the newly laid by-product, all the while, the chicken was snickering and running like mad.

What I want to know… which Neanderthal decided to pick up a by-product from a chickens butt and eat it?



li said, 

Good question, but I'm glad they did!

April 6, 2011 at 4:49 AM  
Siv Maria said, 

These are the kind of questions that need answering LOL! Love your egg for today.

April 6, 2011 at 5:38 AM  
f8hasit said, 

It was Ringo Starr in that movie with Barabara Bach. They were cavemen and the egg rolled into a hot spring and cooked sunny side up. :-)

Baffle and run....I like that.

April 6, 2011 at 5:48 AM  
Tracy said, 

WEll, my dear, after your last comment; not certain I want to eat another chicken product again...

:) you are so smart Jules and you've proven once again by your take on issues such as this one~
Have a great day! hugs...

April 6, 2011 at 6:27 AM  
Liz P said, 

Thanks for the laugh this morning. Baffle and run might be the phrase of the day. Love it!

April 6, 2011 at 6:42 AM  
Bz said, 

Thanks for the laugh, I enjoyed reading this one... nice to meet you through the challenge :)

April 6, 2011 at 6:54 AM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

7:15 AM and you give me a snorting mess to clean up. I knew it was trouble when I read, "and here is what I think evolved."
Excuse me while I clean your mess.


April 6, 2011 at 7:15 AM  
Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said, 

HAHAHAHAHAHA I don't want to think too much about your question...and of course, I may skip my scrambled eggs--at least for today!

Okay...I'm curious...did you skip **D** ??? hahahaha


April 6, 2011 at 7:20 AM  
mooderino said, 

I'm guessing our neanderthal ancestors ate a lot weireder things from a lot worse places. best not to think about it.

April 6, 2011 at 7:30 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Thanks for the laugh Jules could certainly do with one today.


April 6, 2011 at 8:08 AM  
Beth said, 

haha! I love this!
I'm your n newest follower.

April 6, 2011 at 8:09 AM  
kmckendry said, 

I'm still smiling. Thanks for the laugh!

April 6, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Ella said, 

You are sooo funny! Love it~ Thanks for the giggles~xXx

April 6, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Josh Hoyt said, 

That was fun to read.I often think that about a lot of thinks we eat. Milk is a great example of that, hmmm. It is interesting how things come about and they make great ideas for stories :)

April 6, 2011 at 8:50 AM  
Clarissa Draper said, 

Exactly! I always want to know what made people start eating a certain type of food. What person picked ginger from the ground and decided it was edible?

April 6, 2011 at 9:03 AM  
Seams Inspired said, 

Had you decided to take up eccrinology, the study of excretions, you might already know the answer to your egg-cellent question. Happy Wednesday! :o)

April 6, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Velvet Over Steel said, 

You are so right, the Chicken is so much smarter than I realized... by creating a by-product :-)

Great question though? I had never heard that one before. You are so Smart and creative, Jules!! Love what you come up with and how you make us all think and also laugh!! :-)

Have a wonderful day!
Hugs & Much Love,
Coreen XOXO

April 6, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Summer Ross said, 

LOL- great question! and when you put it that way it sounds ubber gross! LOL Thanks for the smile.

April 6, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Karen Walker said, 

Thanks for making me smile once again, Jules.

April 6, 2011 at 9:51 AM  
Reading ~ Rambling ~ Recipes said, 

I did Egg today too! Except I took a different angle...go check my blog out!

April 6, 2011 at 9:56 AM  
Corine said, 

LOL! Way to turn my breakfast OF COHICE into a "BY PRODUCT!" It's OK... I'll keep right on eating it. :) ~ Oh, and I'm with you; it all started with the EGG! ;) JK - I think it started with the chicken, too.
Corine :D

April 6, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Talli Roland said, 

Hahaha! Whatever the answer, I do love me some eggs!

April 6, 2011 at 10:06 AM  
Pk Hrezo said, 

I've wondered that about lots of foods. Like oysters or snails.. who was the first to say, "Hmm, that looks yummy!"

April 6, 2011 at 10:24 AM  
Kathie @ Like A Box Of Chocolates said, 

hahaha! love this. genius post Jules.

April 6, 2011 at 10:29 AM  
Bossy Betty said, 

Just may swear off eggs now....except for the candy kind.

April 6, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Monti said, 

I've always wondered about eggs...Now I know!


April 6, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blasphemous Aesthete said, 

You sure do make a valid point here. And considering that the early man evolved into modern man (maybe to find a solution to the bafflement caused by the laying of the egg by the chicken), this hypothesis might develop into a full fledged principle as well.

Nice post.

Blasphemous Aesthete

April 6, 2011 at 12:01 PM  
Wendy Tyler Ryan said, 

As to your last point - I don't think Neanderthals were too picky!

April 6, 2011 at 12:20 PM  
M.J. Fifield said, 

I am personally (and rather strangely, I know) afraid of eggs. I won't eat them, I won't cook with them, I won't even buy them. Sometimes, depending on the way it's cooked, I have a hard time sitting at a table with people who are eating eggs.

M.J. Fifield
My Pet Blog

April 6, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Ann said, 

Laughing here! When you put it that way....it sounds gross! I am with you on your assessment of chicken or egg! Sounds perfectly logical to me.

April 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM  
Alex J. Cavanaugh said, 

Baffle and run! That's great.
And I've always thought the chicken came first because the creator must be greater than the creation.

April 6, 2011 at 1:24 PM  
Austin James said, 

Haha... Your explanation works for me.

April 6, 2011 at 1:32 PM  
Pam Torres said, 

*laughing loudly* I love it when people ask the questions no one else thinks to ask.

April 6, 2011 at 1:36 PM  
Melissa Bradley said, 

LMAO That question is very interesting indeed and I would love to know that answer.

April 6, 2011 at 1:55 PM  
Jennifer Shirk said, 

Ha! Good question!
I'd also like to know who thought moldy blue cheese would be good to try too.

April 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM  
Tiger85 said, 

I'm glad they did as well but I think I'll take a break from them after that visual. LOL =)


April 6, 2011 at 2:35 PM  
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April 6, 2011 at 4:32 PM  
iZombie said, 

great now i am freaking out, which one was it... which came first the zombie chicken or the zombie egg.
i have no idea either!

A to Z Blog Challenge Participant
Jeremy [iZombie]

April 6, 2011 at 4:58 PM  
nutschell said, 

what a funny post! THanks for making me laugh. I especially love that last line. Whoever that neanderthal was, I thank him (or her). Eggs are a great breakfast. :P

April 6, 2011 at 7:10 PM  
Tammy said, 

Ah...so THAT'S why the chicken crossed the road! To escape its butt-byproduct in order to baffle its predators. So many questions answered here today.

April 6, 2011 at 7:32 PM  

I'll never look at an egg the same way again. Ewwww!

April 6, 2011 at 8:23 PM  

lol excellent post :)


April 6, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Theresa Milstein said, 

I love eggs! This whole trend of putting a fried or poached egg is making me so happy. Why do I care where it comes from? I don't eat the shell!

April 6, 2011 at 9:27 PM  
Tamara McRill said, 

Lol-Those clever chickens! I wonder who was the first to try a lot of things, especially fermented things...

April 7, 2011 at 1:22 AM  
Charmaine Clancy said, 

Very funny - but now I have visions of evolving feathered walking fish laying eggs and think, ooh maybe that came before the bird mutation.... and then I think.... I'm overthinking this :)

Wagging Tales - Blog for Writers

April 7, 2011 at 3:43 AM  
Amie Kaufman said, 

I was discussing with a friend the other day that there are quite a few foods in the world where you've got to ask... who ate it first? Who thought THAT was a good idea? Eggs are definitely on the list.

April 7, 2011 at 8:42 AM  
Elle Strauss said, 

Interesting thought! I too think the chicken came first, but I'm picturing it a little differently. :)

April 7, 2011 at 12:51 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

LOL. Good question . . . it seems a bit counterintuitive!

Thanks for the laugh.

April 7, 2011 at 1:46 PM  
RosieC said, 

HAHAHA! You crack me up. Such a good point :)

East for Green Eyes

April 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Paula said, 

Good Neanderthals are hard to come by this days. yet I will ask my one... ;-))))

April 9, 2011 at 4:13 PM  
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