Egg throwing, or tossing, has been recognised as as symbol of rebirth of the earth since early pagan celebrations were first recorded.
"Egg tossing is also known as a team competition with basically the following rules, although the exact details may vary. One member of a two-person team tosses an egg to another. If the egg does not break, they step apart and the toss is repeated. The contest continues until one egg is left unbroken." (Wikipedia: Egg Tossing)
However, today in Somerset, a new precedent was set. Conservative leader David Cameron was hit by an egg thrown by a teenage student in Saltash, Cornwall, and was hit on the shoulder by a fetid ovule.
Mr Cameron, who has been followed by a Daily Mirror reporter dressed as a chicken, joked: "Now I know how Two Jags felt, though I managed to control myself, and not deck the pesky bugger".
Trey LaTrash, currently studying Fowl Language at The Cornwall Institute for Fowl Behaviour defended himself: "I wanted to see who'd come first, and the egg definitely won. Liberal b****rd."