Winter Olympics: Norway's team sent 15000 eggs by mistake

Winter Olympics: Norway's team sent 15000 eggs by mistake

Surely, keeping your country's Winter Olympics athletes - with their famously voracious appetites - well fed throughout the Games is no easy feat.

However, when the monstrous delivery of 15,000 eggs arrived, it became clear that something had gotten lost in translation.

They'd meant to order 1,500 eggs, the chefs said, to make omelets, fried eggs and other dishes for their team of over 100 athletes.

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Google Translate can sometimes get scrambled, as the chefs for the Norwegian Winter Olympics team learned the hard way this week. "After a while, they [the chefs] thought it lasted so long, it never stopped", Halvor Lea, spokesman for the Norwegian Olympic Committee, told CNN.

The mistake apparently came courtesy of Google Translate, which the cooks used to fill out their ingredient list.

That is what chefs for Norway's Olympic team did, only to end up with a delivery of 15,000. Thus, sparing their athletes the crippling gastrointestinal issues that would have arisen from consuming that many eggs.

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By wrongly translating the number of eggs they ended up with a surplus of 13,500 eggs.

"Absolutely unbelievable." Fortunately the team were allowed to return the 13,500 unwanted eggs. And Chef Ståle Johansen still promises all kinds of egg-based treats for his athletes, including, as he told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, "sugar bread made for medal winners".

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