One day the Emperor of China announced, "Today I will eat a hundred year old egg. This egg must be exactly one hundred years old." His courtiers scoured the countryside looking for an egg that was precisely one hundred years old. "Well? said the Emperor, "Where is my egg?" One of the nobles prostrated himself before the Emperor. "We have failed you, your Majesty," he said, "The oldest egg we have found is fifty years old." "Bah!" said the Emperor. "You know I hate fast food!"