THE PARADOX OF THE EGG
[Paradox - Seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true]
According to research done at the University of Cambridge: 'The avian eggshell is curiously paradoxical: it protects the developing chick against physical damage and microbial attack, yet it is sufficiently porous to allow the chick within to breathe. It is constructed to withstand a surprising amount of physical force but is sufficiently fragile to allow the chick to emerge.'
Reference: [http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/egg-cetera-5-natures-paradoxical-packaging/] - Published April 9, 2012