Slacker and Steve - What Are the Odds? (Audio)

January 23, 2017

Photo: Shane White |

A man incredibly cracked six double-egg yolks in a row - despite astronomical odds. And how he says he feels like both the luckiest and unluckiest man in the world discovering that he would be more likely to win the lottery than see six consecutive twin yolks. Phil Cooper opened a box of six to make eggs Benedict for him and a friend last Wednesday when they ended up with twice the number of yolks than they expected. After cracking the first, at odds of 1,000 to one, Mr Cooper watched in amazement as every other egg in the box had double yolks. After the fifth dropped into the pan, he decided they should film the final crack in case anyone didn't believe them. It has been estimated that the odds of getting six 'double yolkers' in a normal box of eggs is anything up to ten quintillion (that's 19 zeros) to one.


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