Monday, 14 April 2014
Since the museum first opened 50 years ago a lot has happened in the world of eggs!
To celebrate the museums 50th birthday and eggs this Easter we have put together a quiz all about the history of eggs in the last 50 years.
Can you put these facts in the right order to match the timeline?
1953 - 1957 – 1957 – 1960s –1971 – 1986 –1998 – 2003 – 2007
A. Egg sales are boosted literally overnight when Delia Smith features a ‘how to boil the perfect egg’ on her cooking show
B. The British Egg Marketing Board is launched.
C. New research suggests that eating eggs for breakfast can help people lose weight
D. The UK egg eating habits reaches its peak with every person eating nearly 5 eggs per week!
E. The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) begins.
F. The British Lion mark is introduced, requiring eggs to be graded and stamped.
G. Eggs come off rationing.
H. The Eggs Authority takes over.
I. Egg sales increase as The Atkins diet hits the headlines.
Look back here for the answers next week!