Updated: 08/02/18 : 13:29:08
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World :: Norwegian Olympic team order 15,000 eggs in error

It is simple enough so what could possibly go wrong? Order 1,500 eggs to feed the hungry Norwegian athletes at the Winter Olympics.

Then get onto Google Translate to render the order in Korean, only to have 15,000 eggs turn up.

Chefs for Norway's Olympic team in South Korea are red-faced after ordering from a local supermarket.

The chefs blamed a translation error, but a typo might also be at fault.

Chef Stale Johansen told Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that luckily the team were able to return the 13,500 surplus.

It is not clear how the mistake happened, but BBC Korean service journalist David Cann says Korean has a different counting system and a typo may have contributed to the confusion.