Thamesmead Morrisons shopper puts 'one in billion' perfectly round egg on eBay

News Shopper: Mark Cameron, 45, found a perfectly round egg in his carton Mark Cameron, 45, found a perfectly round egg in his carton

A THAMESMEAD shopper was left shellshocked after discovering a pre-Christmas miracle in his shopping - a perfectly round egg.

Forklift truck driver Mark Cameron, 45, is now hoping the discovery could be eggs-actly what his bank account needs and has put it up for auction on eBay, describing it as a "one in a billion find".

Mr Cameron bought the free range eggs from the Morrisons store near his Whinchat Road home early on December 2 and was astonished when he eventually opened the carton.

He said: "I got it home on Sunday morning and there it was sitting in the box - a perfectly round egg."

Rather than keeping his prize under lock and key so nobody can poach it from him, Mr Cameron has been showing it off to amazed onlookers.

He said: "I took it to work and a showed it to a lot of people.

"It's certainly been a talking point. No one's ever seen anything like it. "I've looked it up online and I can only find two other people who've had one."

Bidding on his eBay listing, set up with Hartley friend Sam Roberton, 25, will start at just 99p today - which sounds like a cracking deal - but Mr Cameron is convinced it could be worth a lot more by the time the auction ends.

He said: "I haven't got a clue how it was formed. I wouldn't want to be the chicken who laid it, put it that way.

"And I don't fancy putting it on my toast either."

To get your hands on Mr Cameron's miracle egg search for 'Round Chicken Egg 100% Real' on eBay.

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11:13am Mon 10 Dec 12

joertmclark says...

Checked ebay and no egg was on there
Checked ebay and no egg was on there joertmclark

12:27pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Miss says...

joertmclark wrote:
Checked ebay and no egg was on there
Same
[quote][p][bold]joertmclark[/bold] wrote: Checked ebay and no egg was on there[/p][/quote]Same Miss

12:37pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott says...

It doesn't look particularly spherical to me.

More ovaular.

Get it?
It doesn't look particularly spherical to me. More ovaular. Get it? Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott

1:11pm Mon 10 Dec 12

jacktipping says...

Miss wrote:
joertmclark wrote: Checked ebay and no egg was on there
Same
maybe Mark dropped it!
[quote][p][bold]Miss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joertmclark[/bold] wrote: Checked ebay and no egg was on there[/p][/quote]Same[/p][/quote]maybe Mark dropped it! jacktipping

2:59pm Mon 10 Dec 12

joertmclark says...

jacktipping wrote:
Miss wrote:
joertmclark wrote: Checked ebay and no egg was on there
Same
maybe Mark dropped it!
Found it!
http://www.ebay.co.u
k/itm/Round-Chicken-
Egg-100-Real-/190768
719310?pt=UK_Collect
ables_WeirdStuff_RL&
hash=item2c6ab3a5ce
[quote][p][bold]jacktipping[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Miss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]joertmclark[/bold] wrote: Checked ebay and no egg was on there[/p][/quote]Same[/p][/quote]maybe Mark dropped it![/p][/quote]Found it! http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/Round-Chicken- Egg-100-Real-/190768 719310?pt=UK_Collect ables_WeirdStuff_RL& hash=item2c6ab3a5ce joertmclark

7:07pm Mon 10 Dec 12

madras says...

Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott wrote:
It doesn't look particularly spherical to me.

More ovaular.

Get it?
Dear me, that's quite Un Oeuf!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Erastus Theobald Piggott[/bold] wrote: It doesn't look particularly spherical to me. More ovaular. Get it?[/p][/quote]Dear me, that's quite Un Oeuf! madras

8:01pm Mon 10 Dec 12

Mark1969 says...

£26 bid !!!! You must be YOLKING !!!!!
£26 bid !!!! You must be YOLKING !!!!! Mark1969

11:55pm Tue 11 Dec 12

adx1220 says...

More money than sense to bid on an egg.
More money than sense to bid on an egg. adx1220

11:57pm Tue 11 Dec 12

Miss says...

£38.85 now lol
£38.85 now lol Miss

10:48am Wed 12 Dec 12

the wall says...

Bids and the winning bidder paying are two completely different matters.
Bids and the winning bidder paying are two completely different matters. the wall

3:58pm Wed 12 Dec 12

phanmale says...

Seems he preferred advertising the publicity - original auction here: http://www.ebay.co.u
k/itm/Round-Chicken-
Egg-100-Real-/190765
759872?clk_rvr_id=42
4546597862
Seems he preferred advertising the publicity - original auction here: http://www.ebay.co.u k/itm/Round-Chicken- Egg-100-Real-/190765 759872?clk_rvr_id=42 4546597862 phanmale

7:48pm Wed 12 Dec 12

Mangetout says...

Now it says on Ebay "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available"
Did it get broken, eaten or hatch??
Now it says on Ebay "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available" Did it get broken, eaten or hatch?? Mangetout

12:55pm Thu 13 Dec 12

Hk says...

Seriously how would you even think about putting this on Ebay. Its an egg just eat it and to say "And I don't fancy putting it on my toast either." Why - its not like the egg is gonna be contaminated!
Seriously how would you even think about putting this on Ebay. Its an egg just eat it and to say "And I don't fancy putting it on my toast either." Why - its not like the egg is gonna be contaminated! Hk

2:04pm Thu 13 Dec 12

phanmale says...

Mangetout wrote:
Now it says on Ebay "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available"
Did it get broken, eaten or hatch??
The original listing was cancelled - the current listing has 2 days left to go and has a current bid of £225 with bid increments of £5. Talk about "eggsaggertion"!
Im just curious what the winning bidder will do with it? and what a waste of money! Wish I had £200 to waste on something that will be rancid in a couple of weeks!
[quote][p][bold]Mangetout[/bold] wrote: Now it says on Ebay "This listing was ended by the seller because the item is no longer available" Did it get broken, eaten or hatch??[/p][/quote]The original listing was cancelled - the current listing has 2 days left to go and has a current bid of £225 with bid increments of £5. Talk about "eggsaggertion"! Im just curious what the winning bidder will do with it? and what a waste of money! Wish I had £200 to waste on something that will be rancid in a couple of weeks! phanmale

4:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12

highway warrior says...

now up to £350!! Thats a quite eggstrordinary amount!
now up to £350!! Thats a quite eggstrordinary amount! highway warrior

5:31pm Sat 15 Dec 12

phanmale says...

It's been pulled again! Will we ever learn the fate of the egg??
I won't sleep tonight now, not knowing what happened to poor old Humpty ;)
It's been pulled again! Will we ever learn the fate of the egg?? I won't sleep tonight now, not knowing what happened to poor old Humpty ;) phanmale

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