On this day in 1897, the Weekly Banner published the following rebuttal to a fuss in Norcross:
Mr. M. C. Few was likely Mark Few, a local Bible salesman who lived on College Avenue, and therefore, an honest and reliable source.
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest egg from a living bird was 5 pounds, 11.36 ounces, laid by a Swedish ostrich in 2008.
- Weekly Banner, Feb. 1897 - Jul. 1898 on Microfilm in the Heritage collection.
- 1904 Athens City Directory in the Heritage collection.
- 1900 U. S. Census images in Ancestry Library Edition via GALILEO.
- Big Egg by Molly Coxe in the children's Easy Reader collection.
- Secrets of the Nest: The Family Life of North American Birds by Joan Dunning in the general collection.
- Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg by Mia Posada in the children's collection.
- The Complete Chicken Book by Justine Harding in the general collection.
- Georgia Curiosities by William Schemmel in the general collection.
- Strange & Unexplained Happenings: When Nature Breaks the Rules of Science, edited by Jerome Clark and Nancy Pear in the general collection.
- Eccentric America: The Brandt Guide to All that Is Weird and Wacky in the USA by Jan Friedman in the general collection.
- Encyclopedia of Strange and Unexplained Phenomena by Jerome Clark in the Reference collection.
- The Book of Why by Robert L. Shook in the Reference collection.