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Lost in translation? Norwegian Olympic team accidentally orders 15,000 eggs

by Scott Stump / / Source: TODAY

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Olympians from Norway ended up with a giant truckload of eggs on their hands after team chefs got a little scrambled on Google Translate.

The mishap led to the team's chefs ordering 15,000 eggs instead of 1,500 for the country's 109 athletes in Pyeongchang for the Winter Games.

The Norwegian newspaper Trønder-Avisa posted a picture of team chefs with a portion of the massive egg delivery.

Apparently, a Google Translate snafu resulted in the massive egg influx, the paper said.

The team "received half a truckload of eggs" and there was "no end to the delivery," team chef Stale Johansen told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten.

The mistaken shipment worked out to about 137 eggs per Norwegian athlete.

Thankfully, the chefs were able to return the 13,500 extras to the grocer in Pyeongchang, according to reports.

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