Happy Equinox!

According to popular folklore, it is possible to balance a raw egg* on one end on the equinox. It was a trick my dad used to do sometimes when I was a kid. So if you have way too much time on your hands, you can spend today attempting to balance eggs on end :)

Happy Equinox!

* Okay, I’ll come clean. The egg in the picture is not raw, it’s an “empty egg” where the contents have been blown out through a little hole in the bottom (I emptied several to make easter eggs, but that’s another post for another day). The hole makes it rather easier to balance the egg upright.


  1. A few years ago I had this discussion at my workplace, so I put a reminder in my calendar to try it again a few months later. When the reminder came up, I did indeed try to balance the egg on the non-equinox and I had no trouble doing so at all. All you need is an egg that’s not completely smooth, and a little patience.

  2. when no one is looking stick a teenie bit of chewing gum on the end and voila…

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