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Norway Olympic Team's 15,000 Eggs Order a Translation Error

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Norway's Olympic team accidentally ordered 15,000 eggs due to a translation error. (Teo Lay Peng/Dreamstime.com)

By    |   Thursday, 08 February 2018 03:53 PM

Norway's Olympic team chef mistakenly ordered 15,000 eggs from a local supplier in Pyeongchang rather than the 1,500 he intended after making a Google Translate error.  

Half a truckload of eggs was delivered to the team compound after they made the accidental order, Business Insider reported. Luckily, the supplier agreed to take 13,500 of the eggs back after the mistake was discovered.

Norway has 121 members and officials on its Olympic team, which is getting ready to attend the opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday. The eggs are needed to cook breakfasts for team members while they compete in Pyeongchang. 

To use all the eggs in the original order, the chefs would have to feed about 124 eggs to each team member and official during the 16 days of the games, the New York Post calculated.  

“The eggs was more like a misunderstanding than something that we needed, so it was an extra zero on the order,” chef de mission Tore Ovrebo said, the Post reported. 

Twitter users had fun making puns about the eggs and speculating about how they might get used. 

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