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:

cecylia said...

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

MEcoy said...

and that ended a ridiculous yet mind boggling question

DWei said...

Both are delicious, that's all that matters.

Anita said...

looks great!!Agree with DWei!!)))

Lexsa said...

Chiken ! I want to belive !

Kay said...

Thank you for explaining that, Adam. :-)

Pat Hatt said...

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

Karen Baldwin said...

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

Nini said...

Hahaha this is great! :D Nini

Christine said...

lol! I'll buy into that!

Adam said...

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.