If all the eggs on board of all the cruise ships in the world suddenly rolled overboard and broke, they’d probably turn the sea into a thick soup.
All you’d then have to do is add your favourite noodles – for the seaweed and raw fish is already there – and imagine you’re dining in a floating restaurant in Hong Kong.
Don’t forget to add a dash of soy sauce.
Just to give you some idea how many of these perfectly-packaged chicken embryos are consumed at sea, passengers and crew on the Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of the Seas chomp their way through around 28,000 eggs a week.
Now multiply that by the number of cruise ships listed on the link below:
If a ship’s eggs get tapped out, designated suppliers at ports of call can usually make up the short-fall – from the bottom of a chicken to, eventually, passengers’ and crew’s dining tables.
An egg a day…
And if your egg-less ship is stopping over at a UK port, now would be the perfect time to roll in more supplies. For this is British Egg Week and the UK egg industry is desperately trying to crack its way into your egg cup.
Indeed, the British Egg Industry Council (imagine them all sitting around the table with a stack of Marmite soldiers, salt and teaspoons at the ready…) recently commissioned a new study about the relationship (I thought only a chicken was really close to an egg) between a person’s character, lifestyle and social class and whether they preferred their eggs boiled, fried, scrambled or beaten into an omelette.
Personally, I like mine made from milk chocolate and delivered by the Easter bunny.
I don’t need egging-on.
By the way, it’s quality that counts, not quantity. A fly lays more eggs than a hen.
And one of the reasons a hen lays eggs is that she cannot stand them up on their end.
Talking of which, Will Rogers once said that chicken eggs are more popular than duck eggs because a hen cackles to advertise her product.
…keeps the hunger at bay
Meanwhile, as there’s a long time to wait until April and you may need something to take your mind off the fowl jokes we are having, some of the results of the EGIC’s study may crack you up:
Poached egg lovers – are more likely to be women then men and have two children and just the one sibling (we aren’t told if that brother or sister prefers eggs cooked in other ways).
Fried egg-lovers – usually younger and male and from the skilled working classes.
Scrambled egg-lovers – mainly senior managers and professionals who have shelled out for their own home.
Omelette lovers – identified by their anal retentiveness and tidy homes (or cabins, as the case may be).
As for raw egg eaters – lovers of steak tartare, or people who show suicidal tendencies by tempting salmonella.
I made that last bit up…it’s a yolk!