People Are Losing It Over This Perfectly Spherical Egg

As much as doubters on TikTok wanted it to be a ping pong ball, we can pretty much confirm that it's an egg — a perfectly spherical egg. For one, ping pong balls are much smaller. For two, it behaves like an egg in water. The egg in question's TikTok account, @eggspherical, has amassed 10.6 thousand followers, over 141,000 likes in just around a month, and comments to the tune of "can I join the cult?" It belongs to Keyon College junior Konrad Christian, who was studying remotely in South Carolina at the time of first encounter.

"I was fully about to use it to make scrambled eggs," Christian told The Kenyon Collegian, but then he showed his roommates, Michael Morgan, Zane Monaghan, and Alexander Craner. "My first thought was, 'Nobody touch it,'" Monaghan said. Naturally, it became an internet sensation big enough to catch the attention of Today. "It was sitting in the fridge for like three days, and we just decided to look up what the chances of finding a spherical egg were," Craner told Today, "We came across this article that said it was one in a billion, and that's when we decided to start making TikToks."

What's in store for Kenyon College's perfectly spherical egg?

If you've been on its TikTok page, you know. The extremely unlikely spherical egg is purportedly on "a journey to save 2020." (We might have gone for a superhero like Deadpool or Batman, but at this point, we'll take anything we can get.) For now, the Kenyon College juniors are keeping the egg alive with a special, daily treatment. "We found some (mineral) oil that can preserve eggs that we've been applying to it, so we're going to see how long we can keep it going for," Craner told Today. "Everyone's looking for some way to find joy," Monaghan mused, "If it's something as silly as a one-in-a-billion spherical egg, we think it's just a good idea to spread positivity."

Of course, it's not all fun and games. Konrad Christian and his friends are hoping to use the notoriety they've gained online to sell the egg on eBay. As it turns out, there's precedent for doing so. In 2015 a hen, later dubbed the "Scarlett Johansson of the chicken," laid a perfectly round egg which sold for 480 British pounds, and attracted over 60 bidders, per BBC. Then again, a soccer-ball shaped egg (which is pretty perfectly spherical, right?), found in 2017 brought in only 102 pounds (via BBC).