Now for as long as I can remember,(about since I was 15) the folklore of standing an egg on it’s end during the exact time of the Vernal Equinox was known to me. But being a science and medicine major since my teens, I needed to practice it….prove it using the scientific method.
So for fifteen years straight, I purchased a dozen eggs to conduct my experiments on the day (and exact time) of the Spring Equinox, and recording the data of how: successful, difficult, easy, and for how long I could get the eggs to stand on end, as well as utilizing different surfaces.
While it is true that you can stand an egg on any day of the year (if you’re very skillful, or lucky), however the same does not hold true for me (yes I tried it on different days and times of the year, with no success), and in fact the only time that I was able to balance an egg on end was on the Vernal Equinox.
Scientifically there’s no (as yet detected or measured) gravitational change on the Spring Equinox that would seem to assist the egg standing upright……but it work every time, every year!
I noticed that from the exact time of the Vernal Equinox, the egg will stand for varying amounts of time (usually about 17-26 minutes) and would fall on it’s side and sometimes break (depending on the surface) after a limited time.
Well considering this so called myth is so long lived, you know what they say….every myth has a seed, of underlying truth to it!