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The illustrated FMLs

Today, it's been a week since I found an egg in the street that had seemingly fallen out of a nest. I'd bought a cage and an expensive incubator lamp to save it. It's thus been a week that I've been trying to save a mouldy old potato. FML

By mac cayne / Friday 2 May 2014 03:13 / France - Strasbourg
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By  zandalee  |  19

OP you really need a hobby! It's lovely that you care, but seriously?

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How does wanting to help a small creature in need translate to having no hobbies? What??? I'm still baffled at how you could confuse an old potato for an egg though! Bird eggs are hard and solid, reptile eggs are soft and leathery but still distinctly egg-like in form. Plus if you didn't have any idea of what kind of egg you had, how did you know what equipment to buy? All eggs have very specific temperature ranges and humidity requirements. There is no universal incubator lamp that is just going to incubate any egg to perfection. I still give you credit just for trying OP. You obviously care enough to try to help even a little egg and that's more than most people can say.

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Also just for future reference if you have (or think you have) an egg and you want to know if it's healthy and alive, use a little keychain flashlight pressed against the shell in a dark room. This illuminates the inside of the egg and in a good egg you can see veins/embryo. It's called candling, and I am now picturing someone trying it on a moldy potato.

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  patrickalamo  |  47

Like a snake...

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  miianah1  |  22

OP should've egg-samined more carefully. No but seriously, how could a potato be confused with an egg? And I would've just tried to somehow get it back up onto the nest instead of shelling out all that money -pun intended ((; But none the less OP tried to a good deed and what he/she did was sweet.

By  abhi95  |  29

You're the embodiment of ignorance my friend!

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  PANDALEGIT  |  8

Pot calling the kettle black. Fact that you left that comment means you're ignorant.

By  savs11  |  13

Boil it, mash it, and then stick it in a stew

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  Mauskau  |  34

Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew.* What's taters, eh?

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  Mauskau  |  34

People that are downvoting it clearly haven't seen it. YouTube "what's taters". I remember seeing it about 10 years ago.

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  CloudBustah  |  20

#60 YouTube came along in 2005. Now is the year 2014. Unless you're breaking the laws of space, time and continuity, I see no possibility of you watching that video in 2004.

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  swhi12000  |  4

It's a lord of the rings reference. Sam says"this would go good with some nice taters" to which gollum replies with "what's taters, precious?" followed by sam saying "taters, you know, po-ta-toes, boil them mash them put them in a stew."

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  Durantye  |  8

Probably cause people are confused at how in the nine hells someone mistakes a potato for an egg especially if he seen up close for extended amounts of time.

By  kl08  |  12

think you've got bigger problems then this going on op. please share.

By  LexSwift  |  17

I'm sorry, OP, but I laughed really hard at this. (Thanks for the laugh, by the way. I haven't been feeling too happy lately, so it was nice to laugh.) I'm glad there are people sweet enough to care, though. I know too many people who would just kick it to the side or step on it just to be malicious. You did a good thing even if it wasn't an egg, because if it had been, that little bird would have had another shot at life.

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