Well, that was uneggspected: Norway's Olympic team mistakenly sent 15K eggs
Ordering error apparently to blame for the 'eggcessive' amount
By CBC Sports
Ahead of the scramble for Olympic medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the team from Norway got a lot more than it egg-spected.
The Norwegian delegation of 121 athletes and officials ended up with 15,000 eggs but were only looking to poach 1,500.
A translation error has been blamed but it remains unclear how an extra zero was added to the Norwegian chef's order. Given that chef Stale Johansen placed the order online and South Korea has a complex counting system, it's unlikely that Google translate was the only crack in the process.
Despite all the egg-citement, Johansen told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that they were able to return the extra 13,500 protein-packed treats.
OL-leiren bestilte 1500 egg gjennom å oversette via Google Translate. Men det slo feil. 15.000 ble levert på døra. Vi ønsker lykke til og håper at de norske gullhåpene er glade – veldig glade – i egg: 😁 <a href="https://t.co/qaWVpq1Xgy">pic.twitter.com/qaWVpq1Xgy</a>—@tronderavisa
The Olympic Winter Games officially kick off on Friday with the opening ceremony (olympics.cbc.ca, 5:30 a.m. ET).