Wednesday morning briefing: Egg-citing possibilities and the universe off and running

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Wednesday briefing.

Something to crow about

Excuse the pun, but M.K. Thompson of Clovis isn’t kidding around when he says he’s after a Guinness World Record for having found the world’s smallest egg.

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Thompson, who raises a variety of chickens, says he discovered the dime-size brown egg Monday while collecting from his hens.

He says he looked up the Guinness record, described as the size of a penny.

“So I’ve already filled out the paperwork online and I’m just waiting to hear from them (Guinness),” Thompson said.

Ride for Life

A trail ride to benefit the American Cancer Society is set for Saturday and Sunday at the Lazy LB Ranch, 4865 Quay Road L, San Jon, according to the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce website.

The $40 registration covers trail rides and food for both days.

Information: Amber at (575) 791-1793.

Quirky quote of the day

“Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?” — Steven Spielberg

Today in history

On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science.

Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets.

Here’s the rest of the story:

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/universe-is-created-according-to-kepler

Weather

Today — Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.

Tonight — Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s to lower 40s.

Looking forward — No rain in the forecast for the rest of the week.