#GetFact'd: What came first, the chicken or the egg?

#GetFact'd: What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Also, are cow eyeballs really expensive?

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Darren Maule's Get Fact'd gives you interesting information that is both educational and informative. 

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With amniotic eggs showing up roughly 340-million or so years ago, and the first chickens evolving at around 58,000 years ago at the earliest, it's a safe bet to say the egg came first. Eggs were around way before chickens even existed.

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Have you ever heard the term: "close, but no cigar"? It comes from traveling fairs and carnivals from the 1800s. The prizes back then were not giant-sized stuffed teddy bears, they were usually cigars or bottles of whiskey. If you missed the prize at a carnival game, the carnival folk would shout, “Close! But no cigar!”

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The eyeballs of cows are more expensive than the fillet or rump, due to demand from scientific institutions for experiments.

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