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World's largest egg laid in Sweden

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10:03 CEST+02:00
The small town central Swedish town of Borlänge is ready to go into the record books. The world's largest egg — just over 2.5 kilograms — is now the prized possession of Gunnar and Kerstin Sahlin.

The record-size ostrich egg was rushed to the post office to be officially weighed after it was laid on Wednesday at the Sahlin's ostrich farm in Stora Tuna.

“It is fantastic,” said Kerstin Sahlin, according to Dagens Nyheter. “We are still a bit wound up over this. We didn't think we would get such a big egg this year. When it is bad weather the ostriches pause and wait to lay their eggs. But it has been such a long, warm fall.”

The pair once held Europe's record for the largest egg with an egg weighing 2.3 kilograms. The previous world record was an ostrich egg from the Netherlands that weighed 2.484 kilograms.

Ostriches are the world's largest birds and routinely lay eggs weighing 1.5 kilos.

The Sahlins are not sure what they will do with the egg.

“We are thinking about baking a giant cake,” Kerstin Sahlin said, adding that they might make ice cream with it.

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