Beware, millennium old eggs are being discovered below your feet! Don’t crack one!
Happening in the World: A 1,700-year-old Roman egg was recently discovered to still possess its original liquid interior contents (yolk, albumen, etc.). The egg was first found during an archaeological dig in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, England that occurred between 2007 and 2016. It is believed to be the oldest known example of an unintentionally preserved avian egg and has since been taken to Discover Bucks Museum in Aylesbury where conservators are working to extract the egg’s contents. (BBC)
Happening in the US: The Kansas City Chiefs become the first team in 20 years to have a consecutive two-year Super Bowl win. On Sunday the Chiefs played against the San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas’s Allegiant Stadium for Super Bowl 58. The teams went into overtime resulting in the Chiefs’ 25-22 victory. This is the Chiefs’ third Super Bowl win in the past five years. (NYT: The Athletic)
Happening in NYC: New York City plans to replace six truck freights with waterfront shipping hubs to keep up with the influx of e-commerce deliveries across the five boroughs. This serves as the newest step in Mayor Eric Adams’ “Blue Highways” plan to relocate the city’s freight off of the streets and onto the waterways. The city’s Economic Development Corporation believes that this initiative would remove 6,240 short-haul trucks off the streets, improving air quality, traffic flow, and saving around 8.3 million gallons of fuel each year. (Gothamist)
Happening in Our Community: On Monday, February 12 from 4 pm to 6 pm, the Columbia School of Nursing is hosting an evening of Enlightenment and Celebration. The evening will consist of a lecture featuring author Maria Smilios and Virginia Allen, one of the last surviving Black Angels. The lecture will follow ‘The Black Angels: The Untold Story of the Nurses Who Helped Cure Tuberculosis,’ detailing the strength of the women who were dedicated to caring for the people of New York. For more information, see Columbia University Events.
Egg via Wikimedia Commons