Just when you thought it was safe...

David K. Israel

...to let the chicken die, Reuters reports today that an egg has been laid with the word "Allah" inscribed on its shell. I know, I know, it sounds like the Onion, not a world leader in news.

Here it is, then, straight from the horse, er, chicken's mouth:

"Our mosque confirmed that it says 'Allah' in Arabic," Bites Amantayeva, a farmer from the village of Stepnoi in eastern Kazakhstan, told state news agency Kazinform. "We'll keep this egg and we don't think it'll go bad." The news agency said the egg was laid just after a powerful hail storm hit the village.

I don't know about y'all, but I'm starting to feel a theme here, what with the storms and the chickens. What's next???