Sudents crack open the egg on a cup covered with some cling wrap, then place it in an incubator. (Facebook)
- It takes 21 days until the embryo hatches into a chick
- The clip from a Japanese educational show called "Gatten"
- The video has amassed over 53 million views since being posted on June 5
Look at what a bunch of high school students from Japan are up to. They've managed find a way to hatch a chick from a cracked egg using a cup and some cling wrap in a laboratory, according to this video going viral on Facebook.
A clip from a Japanese educational show called "Gatten," apparently aired on May 18, shows a bunch of students cracking open an egg on a cup covered with some cling wrap. The students then place the cup in an incubator for 21 days until the embryo hatches into a chick.
The video also shows the various stages it takes for the egg to transform into a bird. You even see the beating heart and blood vessels in the egg yolk.
We cannot verify how authentic this video is, but it's definitely sent social media into overdrive. The video has amassed over 53 million views since being posted on June 5. Several reports also claim that a similar ideology was published in a study by the Japan Poultry Science Association
You may not be able to replicate the experiment at home, but the video sure makes for an exciting watch. Take a look below:
A group of Japanese high-schoolers have found a way to hatch an egg, without the egg! Now biology classes can observe development while still keeping the chick alive! The clip is a segment from Japanese educational TV show "Gatten" that aired 05.18.2016. Captions, appropriately, by Spoon & Tamago (tamago means 'egg' in Japanese)Posted by Spoon & Tamago on Sunday, 5 June 2016