I love eggs so much. I guess you could call me an eggthusiast.
Eggs Benedict, boiled, sunnyside up. On a plate or in a cup. I would eat them in a quiche. I would eat them on a beach. I would eat them here or there. I would eat them anywhere.
See. I can’t even talk about them without slipping into Green Eggs and Ham mode (note: I would not eat green eggs. They’re disgusting.)
So imagine my eggcitement to discover that New Zealand has historically been egg over heels in love with the product of chicken menstruation! If you thought eggs played an absolutely pivotal role in all areas of today’s society, just wait until you see how important they were in yesteryear’s society. They were the eggicentre of the universe and influenced lucrative industries like fashion, science, social life, innovation and zoo tricks.
Without further adieu, I present this week’s instalment of Bring it back: The Great Egg Obsession.
Model with bacon & eggs
Long before ladies modelled cars and clothes, they modelled eggs (and to a lesser degree, bacon). It was a simpler time, long before the advent of sublety.
Egg standing party
In the old days, novelty wasn’t novelty, it was a way of life. With such egg-standing precision, I’m guessing none of these people were drunk or high (except maybe that lady on the left).
The Indian Hornbill takes an egg from his keeper’s mouth
This keeper demonstrates how he would do anything for a bird’s affection.
Two unidentified men demonstrating how the new egg cartons can be divided in half
From the confines of their cage, two men cracked a cunning plan for world domination.
Unidentified man cracking an egg
Fun fact: Egg cracking was premiered in New Zealand in 1959.
The Egg and Us: a treatise
This article reminds us that eggs should be infertile.
Shirley Gotlieb with a four-yolk egg
Here’s Shirley Gotlieb, with a lot of time on her hands.