Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fact of the Day: Egg Came First

One of the most iconic questions ever is "What came first? The chicken or the egg?" However the answer is rather simple. The chicken evolved from the junglefowl (the red junglefowl is believed to be the main ancestor) so the first chicken egg came from that ancient junglefowl hen which hatched into the first chicken. 

11 comments:

  1. I also believe that the chicken came first but for a different reason :)

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  2. and that ended a ridiculous yet mind boggling question

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  3. Both are delicious, that's all that matters.

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  4. looks great!!Agree with DWei!!)))

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  5. Thank you for explaining that, Adam. :-)

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  6. Chicken is great to pat and the cat, interesting fact too now I know

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  7. The more pressing question...why did the red junglefowl WANT to evolve?

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    1. well no individual creature ever wanted to evolve. It took humanity thousands of years to admit it's part of the animal kingdom. Evolution occurs mostly through mutations, and the beneficial ones that help a creature survive usually get passed on, and the bad ones usually end in the demise of a creature meaning their genes end right there.

      Changes are very tiny through generations, and it's only through many eras and eons that any spectacular change can occur. There are still jungelfowl around today (in southeast asia), and they're not that much different from chickens from a quick glance. But if we could magicially fast forward a million years into the future, then who knows what kind of birds/animals we would discover that had once descended from chickens or junglefowl.

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  8. Hahaha this is great! :D Nini

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