• Short Summary

    Millions of people the world over sit down to eat an egg at breakfast each day, but how many realise that the egg-shell may have a romantic past, dating back more than 10,000 years when a shift in terrestrial contours brought death to millions of Danish oysters.

  • Description

    Millions of people the world over sit down to eat an egg at breakfast each day, but how many realise that the egg-shell may have a romantic past, dating back more than 10,000 years when a shift in terrestrial contours brought death to millions of Danish oysters.

    The land movement engulfed the unsuspecting creatures in brackish water, which proved fatal. Ever since, the oysters have lain under the water near Fredriksund, Denmark, forming an almost unlimited, and very rare deposit of Valuable oyster shell.

    Fredriksund now has a thriving industry engaged in retrieving the shells from the water, drying it out and crushing it. The resulting oyster grit forms an essential part of the diet of chickens - enabling them to produce egg-shell - and is exported in large quantities to Europe and North America.

    Around the two shell-grinding factories lie vast heaps of oysters waiting to be dried and crushed. There are only two other similar factories in the world, - in southern states of the U.S.A.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABFU94JSF95BXD9WR0XUEDGWKX
    Media URN:
    VLVABFU94JSF95BXD9WR0XUEDGWKX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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