Olympic team's chefs mistakenly order 15000 eggs

Team Norway will be eating a lot of eggs this winter olympics after 15,000 eggs were delivered instead the 1500 they wanted

Team Norway will be eating a lot of eggs this winter olympics after 15,000 eggs were delivered instead the 1500 they wanted

To cater for the 109 athletes for the 109 Norwegian athletes at the Pyeongchang Games, the team's chefs used Google translate to attempt to purchase 1500 eggs from a local shop.

"There was literally no end to the delivery".

The Guardian comes to Google Translate's defense, saying that while reports lay the blame there, it thinks there could have been another wrinkle.

Chefs for the athletic delegation from the Arctic Circle nation had a mathematical snafu when placing an order for the next few weeks while in South Korea for the Winter Games. (Meanwhile, it's so cold in Pyeongchang that skis are warping).

Amid the confusion, the chefs asked the driver to tell them how many eggs the order included.

What they didn't know was that, in Korean, ONE SYLLABLE is the difference between 1,500 eggs and 15,000 eggs. "There will be lots of omelettes, boiled and fried eggs and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs", Johansen told Norway newspaper, Aftenposten.

Keeping a team of finely tuned athletes fed and happy throughout the rigours of the winter Olympics is no small task. "After a while, (the chefs) thought it lasted so long, it never stopped".

Olympic athletes received 110,000 condoms, which equates to 37 condoms per athlete. "I often joke that it's like making Thanksgiving dinner twice a day", said Chacosky, who will reportedly help prepare about 3,000 meals for the American team while it's in Pyeonchang.

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