London, Oct 14 (ANI): A hotel chef in Cornwall preparing breakfast was left stunned after he found a perfectly round egg.
James Church was working the early shift in Newquay, when he made the billion-to-one discovery. He was about to crack the freaky egg to make a fry-up for guests at The Hotel Bristol when he noticed it wasn't oval, as he would have expected.
"I've probably cracked at least 100,000 eggs in my time as a chef but I've never seen one like this. I managed to save it from the frying pan and I'm definitely going to keep it," The Daily Mail quoted Church as saying.
The two-and-a-half inch oddity is now in a special plastic case for its own protection.
"I don't want to get it mixed up with any others in my fridge by mistake. He added: 'We get trays of free range eggs delivered in the morning and I was cracking them ready to make breakfast for the guests. I pulled out one tray and spotted this perfectly round egg. I stood for a few moments in awe because I had never seen anything like it," he said.
"I called everyone in the kitchen over and they stood around it too, because they had never seen anything like it either," Church added.
James, who has worked in the kitchen for eight years, said he plans to keep the egg indefinitely in his fridge at home. (ANI)