This is a very quick post today. For those of you who have liked my Facebook page, you already have seen this. So, sorry for the redundancy.
I learned about the vernal equinox in junior high. I remember my sixth or seventh grade teacher telling us that you can stand an egg up during this time because the gravitational pull is strongest. I have done a lot of research and most people say that even though this is true, you can stand an egg up on any other day. Well, I still hold a firm belief that it is much easier to stand an egg up on this day, as well as the winter solstice, then any other day.
Spring sprung at 12:57 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. I started trying around 12:30. At 12:52 p.m., my egg stood up. I will promise you that the egg is not hard boiled, it is not a fake egg, and there is nothing holding it up. Here is a better view:
So, keep this is mind for next spring. It is a great ice breaker for talking about gravity with your class or your own kids.
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