We have a partial answer to the orange goo that started washing up in Alaska last week, and it's definitely not the secret to John Boehner's perma-tan. It's eggs—millions of tiny eggs filled with fatty droplets, reports the AP. Exactly what kind of eggs—or whether they're toxic—has yet to be determined, according to NOAA, which ran the initial tests. The eggs, which appeared in a lagoon and river near the tiny village of Kivalina, have since dissipated.
"It seems to be all gone," says a village official. "But if they're microscopic eggs, who's to say they're not still in the river?" The orange goo, which turned powdery when dried, was pervasive, showing up on one roof and in rainwater buckets. "You couldn't miss it for nothing," says one resident. Further tests are pending. (Read more Alaska stories.)