Chef Ståle Johansen described it as an endless cascade of cartons brought in by grocery store employees. “There was literally no end to the delivery. Absolutely unbelievable,” he told a Norwegian paper.
The chefs were able to return 13,500 eggs, giving them the more modest order they originally intended.
Johansen was quick to explain what egg dishes Norway's athletes will use to fuel their Olympic dreams:
"There will be omelets, boiled and fried eggs and smoked salmon with scrambled eggs. And we hope there will be a lot of sugar bread made for medal winners. We have made our provisions for that," Johansen said.
While a reasonable scapegoat, anyone who blames Google translate for a numerical error like this might just be trying to save face. After all, how easy is it misplace a decimal point or accidentally add a small, yet totally catastrophic zero to an order of that size?
Anyway, Norway's chefs might want to serve a grain of salt with all those omelets.
[h/t NBC Chicago]