Japanese Students Hatched a Chick Outside its Egg in an Awesome Science Experiment

For the first time in history, a chick has been hatched outside its shell, thanks to the inquisitive minds of a Japanese professor and his students.

In an awesome experiment performed by a group of Japanese high schoolers, a chick was successfully hatched outside of its egg shell. The chicken egg was placed in plastic wrap suspended over a plastic cup.

Afterwards, the cup was covered and placed inside the incubator.  According to Professor Tanaka, the biology professor in charge of the students, placing the egg in a clear plastic cup allows proper observation of the chicken embryo’s development.

The experiment, the first of its kind, is a great contribution to developmental biology. The results of the successful experiment were even published in a foreign scientific journal! Now how awesome is that? High schools should include more fun experiments like these!