How do you like your eggs in the morning? Scrambled, fried, or poached? No matter what your preference, when it comes to the oval-shaped snack one thing we all have in common is our desire to eat them fresh – but this bizarre story may make put you off ever tucking into an egg sandwich again…

Every year the average human consumes 245 eggs, making them one of the world’s most popular food products. Present in practically every food you eat – unless you’re vegan, of course – eggs are a key part of the average human’s diet.

For many, it’s best not to think about the origin of an egg, for eating something which has been excreted by a feathered animal is not particularly tantalizing for the taste buds. But what if your breakfast egg came from a human, would you still let the yolk drip over your avocado on toast?

Alarmingly this isn’t as obscure as it sounds, as a 14-year-old boy was taken to hospital in Indonesia after squeezing 20 eggs out of his rear in the space of two years.