You’ve probably heard the age-old paradox ‘what came first the chicken or the egg?’ The ancient philosophical dilemma has been around for centuries, and was eventually solved with science. However, there’s a brand new egg-related question for us all to ponder on – is this 14-year-old boy laying eggs?
Well, according to 14-year-old Akmal and his family, yes – he has been laying eggs since 2016 and has, so far, pushed out 20.
Medics have told him there’s no way that a human boy could lay eggs, but Akmal is insistent that he has.
He’s been hospitalised several times due to his ‘condition’ and even managed to ‘lay’ two eggs in front of shocked docs. However, doctors suspect that ‘the eggs were shoved into Akmal’s rectum’ prior to his admission to hospital. Blimey.
Akmal, from Indonesia, was x-rayed where doctors spotted the egg sitting inside his bum, the Daily Star reports.
His dad Rusli told local press: “In two years he laid 18 eggs and 2 today, so in total there have been 20. I cracked the first egg and its content was all yellow, no white.
“A month later I cracked another one, and its content was all white and no yellow.”
The boy is now being kept under supervision in hospital for a week, where he won’t have access to eggs, so medics can study him to see if the eggs are forming naturally inside him.
Muhammad Taslim, a spokesman for Syekh Yusuf Hospital in Gowa where Akmal is staying, said: “Our suspicion is that the eggs were deliberately shoved into Akmal’s rectum.
“But we did not see it directly.
“Scientifically chicken eggs cannot form inside the human body. It’s impossible, especially in the digestive system.”
Taslim said that investigations carried out last year suggested the eggs were chicken eggs – so now they’re sitting tight to see if they’ve got some sort of egg-based miracle on their hands or if it’s all just bollocks.
Akmal’s dad continued: “He never swallowed eggs whole, why would he do that?
“I am an imam in my village, so there’s no voodoo. I only believe in the Lord.”
Fair enough, mate – crack on. (Did you really think you’d get all the way this with an egg pun? Egg-stremely naive of you, that.)