New Delhi: Norwegian Winter Olympic team accidentally ordered 15,000 eggs at the Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The chefs, who are catering for their country’s 109 competitors at the 2018 Winter games, ordered 15,000 eggs to be delivered to their kitchen instead of 1,500 needed, hence they ended up with 13,500 unwanted eggs. Also Read - Hens Stop Laying Eggs After Being Fed Poultry Feed in Pune, Farmer Seeks Help from Police
Speaking to the Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten, chef Stale Johansen, said his team “received half a truckload of eggs” and that there was “no end to the delivery” adding it was “absolutely unbelievable.” Also Read - This European Country's Prime Minister Has Been Fined $2,300. Here's Why
The mistake was made due to Google Translate, which the cooks used to fill out their ingredient list. Somehow, their request for 1,500 eggs was lost in translation and the chefs received 10 times what they wanted. Also Read - India Slips 2 Positions to 53rd Spot in EIU's Democracy Index, Classified as 'Flawed Democracy'
Also, The Guardian came up with one linguistic theory to explain the mix-up: “South Korea also has a complex counting system, which employs different systems for different purposes. It is common for restaurants to buy eggs by the crate in multiples of 30 in South Korea, but changing one syllable would mean the difference between 1,500 and 15,000.”
Luckily, Norwegian team was saved from paying for the extra eggs as the seller took back the 13,500 extras.