World Amazing Stuff: Largest egg in the world

Largest egg in the world

The egg, belonging to the extinct elephant bird, Aepyornis, is more than a foot long, larger than any known dinosaur egg.

"In fact it is largest egg ever recorded and engineers have calculated that structurally and functionally, it is impossible for an egg to be any larger,” he said.

The egg is big enough to hold the contents of seven ostrich eggs, 100 chicken eggs or 12,000 hummingbird eggs. Extinct for about 500 years, elephant birds are believed to have lived in Madagascar and looked like a gigantic ostrich.

They grew to more than three meters in height and weighed about half tons.

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