Beat that! Couple finds ten yolks in four eggs while making a fry-up… at odds of one in 11billion
- Finding four yolks in one egg is incredibly rare at huge odds of one in 11 billion
- But that’s exactly what happened to Chris Tulley, 26, while making breakfast
Finding one egg with a double-yolk is pretty unusual, so imagine coming across three in a row.
Chris Tulley, 26, did just that while preparing breakfast – and then cracked open a fourth egg, only to find it had a incredibly rare four yolks.
The nurse, who was making a fry up (pictured), said: ‘I cracked three eggs and they were all doubles and the last one was a quadruple.
‘How do you get all the yolks like that in one box? It’s just random and odd.’
Mr Tulley and partner Ciaran Duffy, 36, from Sheffield, found out just how odd it was when they looked on the internet.
According to the British Egg Information Service, one in every 1,000 eggs is a double-yolker while the odds of a quadruple-yolker are one in 11billion.
According to the British Egg Information Service, one in every 1,000 eggs is a double-yolker while the odds of a quadruple-yolker are one in 11billion
Mr Tulley and partner Ciaran Duffy, 36, from Sheffield, (pictured) found out just how rare it was when they looked on the internet
Hoping they were on a lucky streak, the couple went out and bought a lottery ticket – but won eggsactly nothing.
Chris was left bemoaning why their luck centred around cracking eggs rather than the lottery or something more beneficial – but they are continuing to snap up lottery tickets just in case.
Chris adds: “At the time we didn’t realise how unusual it was, it was only after when we googled it, we realised how different it was.
“The odds are 11 billion to one. As if we managed to crack one when it’s an 11 billion to one chance. They must have come from the same chicken.
“I wish we could get lucky with something else other than cracking an egg. I decided to put the lottery on that weekend and I’ve been doing it more often but no luck there.”
Chris and social worker Ciaran were making a fry up for their family with the Aldi free-range box of six while on holiday at Center Parcs when they made the discovery.
Chris said: “The other two in the pack were singles. They looked normal, they weren’t big but the yolks were smaller. They weren’t the size of an average yolk. We asked all the family to come and have a look.
“My brother cracked a double yolk once and found out he was pregnant with me niece. I wonder after the quadruple if that’ll happen again with twins.”
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