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    Gecko may solve salmonella puzzle

    A tiny gecko trapped inside a chicken egg may hold the key to solving how the potentially deadly salmonella bacteria causes food poisoning..

    Dr Beaumont was making Thai fishcakes using eggs bought from a Darwin supermarket when he discovered the dead lizard inside an egg shell.


    It has to be that the gecko climbed up inside the chook and died up there while the egg was being formed before the shell was put on it.".


    Dr Beaumont said the lizard may have crawled into the chicken to feed on an embryo and then the egg formed around it.


    I dont know what to say.Ive never thought about lizards climbing into chooks bums before..am I the only one who has never considered this possibility



    Another Chookie story for you Filly.

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=563877

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    A tiny gecko trapped inside a chicken egg may hold the key to solving how the potentially deadly salmonella bacteria causes food poisoning..
    And could save you $200 on your car insurance...

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    Xcom, you never fail to crack me up.

    All I can say is that poor mother hen! Eww and OUCH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XcomSquaddie View Post
    And could save you $200 on your car insurance...
    I should have known! I should have known! I saw your name in a post on this thread, and I should have blocked my laptop from the water I just sipped.

    Seriously, this is facinating on two levels. Did a gecko actually do this? If so, is this typical? And, I can see how if this actually happened that it may help to explain how a seemingly bacteriological impenetrable barrier could be infected with Salmonella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    Xcom, you never fail to crack me up.

    All I can say is that poor mother hen! Eww and OUCH!
    poor gecko..its the one that never made it out alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XcomSquaddie View Post
    And could save you $200 on your car insurance...
    Im a bit thick and this has gone over my head

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Im a bit thick and this has gone over my head
    There's an American car insurance company called "Geico" (pronounced guy-ko) that a lot of people mispronounce "gecko". They run way too many commercials and one of their tag lines is "I just saved $200 on my car insurance."

    It was funny at first, but it's getting old.

    ETA: Here's a youtube link:
    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...ko&search_type=

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Im a bit thick and this has gone over my head
    Dingo, in the states we have had for several years Geico automoblie Insurance tele commercials that feature a cool gecko with an aussie accent. Some of them are adorable, and some of them are funny. In some of them the statement that Geico can save you hundreds of dollars on insurance is mentioned.

    See a gecko, hear about a gecko, and we may think of Geico auto insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XcomSquaddie View Post
    There's an American car insurance company called "Geico" (pronounced guy-ko) that a lot of people mispronounce "gecko". They run way too many commercials and one of their tag lines is "I just saved $200 on my car insurance."

    It was funny at first, but it's getting old.

    ETA: Here's a youtube link:
    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...o&search_type=
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    Thanks Xcom..I was wondering why I was the only one not getting the joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LionRun View Post
    Dingo, in the states we have had for several years Geiko automoblie Insurance tele commercials that feature a cool gecko with an aussie accent. Some of them are adorable, and some of them are funny. In some of them the statement that Geiko can save you hundreds of dollars on insurance is mentioned.

    See a gecko, hear about a gecko, and we may think of Geiko auto insurance.
    Thanks for splaining that to me Kimba ... the gecko has an English accent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
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    Hes cute alright....for a reptile that is

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingo View Post
    Thanks for splaining that to me Kimba ... the gecko has an English accent
    Well paint me purple! I'm sorry dingo-doggy.

    Me being a fanatic science bug I am still interested in knowing more about the poor gecko in the chicken egg incident. Poor chicken, too. That is one bizarre story.

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    It must have climbed in while the chook was asleep.....

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    What about the chickens that have salmonella that aren't living in Gecko rich climates?

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