That’s gotta hurt! James Hyslop, scientific specialist for Christie’s auction house, holds up an extremely rare and complete sub-fossilised elephant bird egg at in London. The egg which is over a hundred times larger than an average chicken egg is native to Madagascar. The poor bird that laid it was the largest bird ever to have lived. Resembling a heavily built ostrich it grew to over three meters in height. It’s thought to have been hunted to extinction in Madagascar between the 14th and 17th centuries. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
Why, yes, I do have “Egg Man” by the Beastie Boys going through my head right now. How did you know?