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The Prophet Hen of Leeds was a doomsday hoax involving the Second Coming of Christ in England in 1806.

A hen began laying eggs on which the phrase “Christ is coming” was found to be written. Eventually it was discovered to be a hoax. The hoaxster had written on the eggs in a corrosive ink to etch the eggs, and reinserted the eggs back into the hen.

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    I am no ovologist, but I cannot imagine it being an easy task to re-insert an egg in to a hen.
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    "and reinserted the eggs back into the hen"
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    i didn’t read this. but the phrase “and reinserted the eggs back into the hen” caught my eye and made me laugh...
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    All questions of why you would do this aside…reinserted the eggs back into the hen? …what?
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