Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg? Scientist Solved The Riddle

which came first the chicken or the egg

which came first the chicken or the egg

This riddle has long existed. And each time asked always leads to uncertainty. Chicken came from an egg, but eggs also derived from chicken. So the answer is always swirling here. Or even worse when it is created as the material for a joke, the answer depends on which is called first: the chicken or the egg laying chickens.

But, this puzzle has made scientists moved to examine it. The result is that scientists have managed to uncover the answer to this puzzle. According to the research team of scientists from Sheffield and Warwick University in the UK, the chicken came first before eggs. Well, what’s the story?

The short explanation is like this, the egg shell-forming material is a protein that can only be found in the ovaries of chicken. So, there is eggs if only processed in the chicken’s body. Pretty answer is not it? But if you still on curious about how the scientists managed to uncover this riddle, then this is the story.

The team of scientists used a super computer to enlarge the process of forming an egg. They found that a protein called ovocledidin-17 or OC-17, which acts as a catalyst to accelerate the formation of eggshell. With a super computer named Hector who was in Edinburg, Scotland, a team of scientists revealed that OC-17 is very important in the early stages of crystallization eggshell formation. These proteins change into hard crystals of calcium carbonate that becomes material for the eggshell.

OC-17 accelerated the production of eggshell in the chicken’s body so that within 24 hours an egg is ready to be issued. The bottom line in this invention is that the eggs can not be produced without OC-17 contained in the ovary of chicken. So, this means that the chicken must have been earlier than the egg. The riddle of the chicken and the egg was solved .



a riddle is a question or problem that requires a bit of thought before you answer.


turn in a twisting or spinning motion

shell or eggshell

the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals ; the exterior covering of an egg


(vertebrates) one of usually two organs that produce ova and secrete estrogen and progesterone


(chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected


make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

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