Did you know? According to scientists, the chicken came first?

Scientists finally concluded that the chicken came first, not the egg, because the protein which makes egg shells is only produced by hens.

  • Published:
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

According to British researchers, the chicken must have come first as the formation of eggs is only possible thanks to a protein found in the chicken’s ovaries.

It had long been suspected that the egg came first but now we have the scientific proof that shows that in fact the chicken came first,’ said Dr Colin Freeman, from Sheffield University, who worked with counterparts at Warwick University.

The protein had been identified before and it was linked to egg formation but by examining it closely we have been able to see how it controls the process,’ he added.

The protein – called ovocledidin-17 (OC-17) – acts as a catalyst to speed up the development of the shell.

Scientists used a super computer called HECToR, based in Edinburgh, to ‘zoom in’ on the formation of an egg.

It showed OC-17 was crucial in kick-starting crystallisation – the early stages of forming a shell.

The protein coverts calcium carbonate into calcite crystals which makes up the egg shell, creating six grammes of shell every 24 hours.

Next challenge: Why did the chicken cross the road?

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos




Top Articles

1 Disrespect? White men visit African king's palace, refuse to kneel down...bullet
2 Evading Justice Ghanaian Uber driver rapes passenger in US, jumps bail...bullet
3 Photos WhatsApp chat ‘confirming’ Ibrah took $400k loan from Heloo...bullet
4 Video Young millionaire Ibrah brags about the cost of his perfumes...bullet
5 In Mozambique News students bathed with urine and faeces in the...bullet
6 Defiance “I’m sleeping with a married man, I'm happy to be a...bullet
7 'Part-time Job' Police shoot to death a pastor who doubles...bullet
8 Sad Pastor kills congregant during baptism, says she...bullet
9 It's Not Easy Porn star reveals how she had to quit...bullet
10 Abomination! Father joins two friends to gang rape...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Maggots ooze out of houseboy’s anus after sleeping with master’s wifebullet
2 Video This man lets cars run over him, breaks nails with this teethbullet
3 Video Pantless dancer from South Africa snatches wig off a fan headbullet
4 Sex Doll First Sex doll brothel opens in Germanybullet
5 Video Slay Queen arrested for stealing man's wristwatches worth...bullet
6 Video Huge crack discovered in Kenya, experts say it could...bullet
7 Shocking Obinim makes church members openly confess sexual sinsbullet
8 Video Any LED bulb placed on any part of this boy's body,...bullet
9 Video If you pay tithe to your pastor you are a goat –...bullet
10 Shocking Obinim backs 'sakawa'bullet

Filla