I’ve eaten a lot of eggs but in my life I don’t think I’ve ever seen a double yolk – the odds are 1000 to one – so imagine how stoked this dude must have been when he cracked open 12 in a row. Apparently the odds are 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, which I’m not even sure how to pronounce. A squillion or something?
Anyway, 40 year old John Landy (pictured below) bought a box of a dozen eggs from their local Morrisons in Wigan, as you do. His wife had already cracked two of them – which weren’t double yolkers – so John was pretty surprised when he cracked the next one and a double yolk popped out:
When I got one double yolk, I was quite surprised because I had never seen one before.
I opened another one and that was one. We were having four eggs and they were all double yolkers. I sent my wife a picture.
I decided to open the rest of the eggs, and they were all double yolks. I was really surprised. I couldn’t believe it.
My mum had a double yolk once, but I had never seen one. To keep opening them… I was gobsmacked.
We didn’t eat them straight away and took photographs of them, as nobody would have believed us otherwise.
We did eventually poach a few to have with beans and toast, but they didn’t taste any different.
I broke all the eggs in a bowl and we ended up having eggs that day and eggs the next day, and throwing four away, simply because we had too many eggs!
Too many eggs huh? What a crazy life this John guy leaves – sounds absolutely wild up there in Wigan.
As getting double yolkers are supposed to give you good luck, John followed up this incredible feat by deciding to buy a lottery ticket. It didn’t come through for him, but in another happy culinary twist, John bought a six pack of bacon that ended up having seven rashers in. Hopefully he didn’t end up throwing it away and got to enjoy that slice of luck this time.
For more eggs, check out this deep fried creme egg burger. Now that’s what I’m talking about.