Which Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg? [Video]

Introducing a new video series—and an answer to the mother of all questions

Welcome to our newest video series, called Ask Us Anything! And we really mean it. In each video, we'll answer the odd-ball, amusing, or just plain confounding questions you have about the world around you. We drew inspiration from the monthly column from the magazine, which is written by Daniel Engber (you can find those gems here). But, we operate on the assumption that every conundrum and quandary can be solved with a little animation and sound effects.

For our inaugural post, we decided to tackle the age-old, mother of all questions: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Now if only science could figure out why the chicken crossed the road.

Is there a science mystery you've been puzzling over? You can tweet it to us (@PopSci) with the hashtag #AskAnything, or email it to us at askanything@popsci.com.