A British woman whose hen laid a perfectly spherical egg in her garden has sold that very egg to the highest bidder on eBay for an impressive £480, or approximately $738 USD.
Kim Broughton, whose hen produced the unusual egg, opted to auction the egg online to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in honor of a friend’s son who died from the disease.Broughton said that she originally planned to cook the egg like any other, but changed her mind after someone told her that what she possessed was “one in a billion.”
Broughton told the BBC, “I was literally about to crack it open to make a pancake when a mate saw the photo I put on Facebook and messaged me to say ‘Don't do it!’”
The buyer’s identity remains anonymous, though Broughton revealed that the lucky person plans to preserve the egg rather than eat it. The hen, meanwhile, has earned the name Ping Pong.
Though we couldn’t be more pleased for Broughton and the buyer, we would also like to point out that this isn’t the first time a hen laid an unusually round egg.