Tory leader David Cameron laughed off being hit by an egg while out electioneering today, dismissing it as the "first of the campaign".
Cameron was struck on the shoulder as he emerged from answering students' questions during a visit to a college in Cornwall.
Having been confronted with a giant chicken yesterday, Mr Cameron joked: "Now I know which came first - the chicken not the egg."
The Tory leader was hit as he emerged from Cornwall College Saltash.
The egg was thrown by a student who was inside the building as Cameron was about to walk out. It glanced off his shoulder and splattered on the jacket of a police officer beside him, while the yolk also stained Cameron's white shirt.
Eye-witnesses said the young man who threw the egg was immediately led away. The student was arrested and then quickly released after police established he did not have any more missiles with him, a Tory aide said.