It has been the ultimate philosophical and scientific mystery for centuries - until now, that is. Scientists claimed to have cracked the riddle of whether the chicken or the egg came first. The answer, they say, is the chicken. Researchers found that the formation of egg shells relies on a protein found only in a chicken's ovaries. Therefore, an egg can exist only if it has been inside a chicken. The protein - called ovocledidin-17, or OC-17 - acts as a catalyst to speed up the development of the shell. This hard shell is essential to house the yolk and its protective fluids while the chick develops inside. Scientists from Sheffield and Warwick universities used a super computer to 'zoom in' on the formation of an egg. The computer, called HECToR and based in Edinburgh, revealed that OC-17 is crucial in kick-starting crystallisation - the early stages of the creation of a shell. The protein coverts calcium carbonate into calcite crystals which make up the shell. Calcite crystals are found in numerous bones and shells but chickens form them quicker than any other species - creating six grams (0.2oz) of shell every 24 hours.
Company Fires Its Employee.. Reason?
An American multinational beverage corporation soft drink company's truck driver was fired after being spotted drinking a soft drink made by the other rival American multinational food, snack and beverage company. Rick Bronson worked for a famous American multinational beverage corporation for 12 years.. one day he had just completed a delivery to a California store called Smart and Final, then he purchased other company's coke at the store and headed to a back room to take a break. Bronson was wearing his uniform and was on company time when he drank the offending drink. The Union alleges that the company fired him under a company rule that bars “slander” of the world famous product after he was seen drinking the rival soft drink..! Isn't it strange & really weird?
Two Problems.. One Solution!
San Francisco is hoping to solve two of its biggest problems., panhandling and homeless dogs., with the implementation of Wonderful Opportunities for Occupants and Fidos. The program encourages homeless people to give up panhandling in exchange for a small stipend to foster puppies until they’re ready for adoption. Thanks to a $10,000 private donation, this organisation provides participants with weekly payments for fostering the puppies, as well as dog food, leashes, veterinary care, and training in animal care and job skills. The amount of the payments is still being worked out, but they’ll likely be between $50 and $75 a week. Rebecca Katz, the city’s director of animal care and control says to a famous magazine that this comes out to close to what they'd be bringing in panhandling. They hope the initiative will help the city, panhandlers and animals.
Gift For Daddy's Little Girl..!
Meet Nephi Garcia, a 32-year-old California-based designer daddy who makes the most amazing Disney-inspired costumes for his kids! It all started when Nephi’s family was planning a trip to Disney World and his 6-year-old daughter Lili asked for a costume to wear to the park. Unlike any other dad who would simply go to the costume store, Nephi hand-made a stunning Fairy Godmother costume for her. It turned out so good, that it caught other parents’ eyes and now Nephi designs these stunning Disney-inspired costumes for a living. From Snow White to Belle – he’s designed them all! You can buy these stunning costumes on his website. Just imagine the girl's face when she receives a new dress..!! Maybe this dad should be hired to make the dresses for the Beauty and the Beast movie..!
Dear Google Boss..
Ask most 7-year-old what they want to be when they grow up and you can guarantee that the responses will be typically fantastical, from spacemen and cowgirls to firefighters and rock stars. But all Chloe Bridgewater wants to do is work for Google. She even sent them a hand-written job application, which was the only letter she’s even sent except for one to Father Christmas. And guess what? Not only did she get a response; the response came courtesy of none other than the CEO of Google himself, Mr. Sundar Pichai.“Dear Google boss,” wrote the 7-year-old from Hereford, UK. “My name is Chloe and when I am bigger I would like a job with Google.” She wrote it after she asked her father, Andy. He told her that Google would be cool and showed her some pictures of their headquarters in Silicon Valley, and the moment she saw the bean bags, slides and go-karts, she knew she’d found her dream job. He encouraged her to write an application and so she did, but neither of them were prepared for the response they received a few days later. Andy recently posted it on his social media accounts, and it’s since been liked more than 94k times.