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Equinox and standing eggs on end !!
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Mar 20, 2019 22:25:11   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
My wife found something on Facebook that claimed that at exactly 5:58pm this evening it would be possible to stand an egg on its end. Something about the Spring Equinox and the sun being exactly over the Equater. She tried it. She got two eggs to stand on end on first try ! - one at room temp and the other straight out of the fridge. It wouldn't work a few minutes later.
I have no idea how or why this works, but I swear there is no trick photography, hidden spikes, wires, glue or photoshopping involved. They are just standing there on their own. They were still standing an hour and a half later.
I had never heard of this before. Anybody have a scientific explanation for this?


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Mar 20, 2019 22:34:22   #
BassmanBruce (a regular here)
 
Well, I got no good info for ya, but you did a pretty bang up job on the photo documentation.

Edit: the shapes, lights, colors and composition in no. 2 make it wall worthy.

reEdit: Uba tuba granite countertops?

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Mar 20, 2019 23:03:23   #
fotkaman
 
BassmanBruce wrote:
Well, I got no good info for ya, but you did a pretty bang up job on the photo documentation.

Edit: the shapes, lights, colors and composition in no. 2 make it wall worthy.

reEdit: Uba tuba granite countertops?


Hello, Mr. Photographer!
ps: no clue regarding your question

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Mar 20, 2019 23:05:44   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
BassmanBruce wrote:
Well, I got no good info for ya, but you did a pretty bang up job on the photo documentation.

Edit: the shapes, lights, colors and composition in no. 2 make it wall worthy.

reEdit: Uba tuba granite countertops?


Thanks Bruce. All pics SOOiP (straight out of iPhone)
Granite is Caledonia I believe.

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Mar 21, 2019 05:57:13   #
Julian
 
repleo wrote:
My wife found something on Facebook that claimed that at exactly 5:58pm this evening it would be possible to stand an egg on its end. Something about the Spring Equinox and the sun being exactly over the Equater. She tried it. She got two eggs to stand on end on first try ! - one at room temp and the other straight out of the fridge. It wouldn't work a few minutes later.
I have no idea how or why this works, but I swear there is no trick photography, hidden spikes, wires, glue or photoshopping involved. They are just standing there on their own. They were still standing an hour and a half later.
I had never heard of this before. Anybody have a scientific explanation for this?
My wife found something on Facebook that claimed t... (show quote)


The “Equater” did it!

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Mar 21, 2019 08:10:29   #
LWW (a regular here)
 
It’s a matter of having the right egg and the right touch, but an egg can be balanced on end on any day of the year.

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Mar 21, 2019 08:17:13   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Nice shots. I'll take mine over easy. : )

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Mar 21, 2019 08:32:05   #
rvharvey
 
Julian wrote:
The “Equater” did it!


Are you sure it wasn't the "egg waiter" or "egg weighter"?

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Mar 21, 2019 08:54:02   #
bobmcculloch (a regular here)
 
Heard of it, even tried it early one morning, the time then was about 6 AM, public park, lot of broken eggs some did work though, not mine, I did ask the question, "Why bother" never did get a satisfying answer.

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Mar 21, 2019 09:20:12   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
repleo wrote:
My wife found something on Facebook that claimed that at exactly 5:58pm this evening it would be possible to stand an egg on its end. Something about the Spring Equinox and the sun being exactly over the Equater. She tried it. She got two eggs to stand on end on first try ! - one at room temp and the other straight out of the fridge. It wouldn't work a few minutes later.
I have no idea how or why this works, but I swear there is no trick photography, hidden spikes, wires, glue or photoshopping involved. They are just standing there on their own. They were still standing an hour and a half later.
I had never heard of this before. Anybody have a scientific explanation for this?
My wife found something on Facebook that claimed t... (show quote)


Fabulous images!!
Here's some "Truth" about the subject:
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/egg-balancing-on-the-equinox/
Mark

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Mar 21, 2019 09:27:13   #
Dannj (a regular here)
 
LWW wrote:
It’s a matter of having the right egg and the right touch, but an egg can be balanced on end on any day of the year.


That’s true...but somehow this Equinox thing gets a lot of press.

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Mar 21, 2019 10:18:18   #
chrisscholbe (a regular here)
 
LWW wrote:
It’s a matter of having the right egg and the right touch, but an egg can be balanced on end on any day of the year.

I just saw this in the Sunday parade Magazine.

Ask Marilyn, I believe is the column.

She also said, with patience, you should be able to do this anywhere on any day of the year.

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Mar 21, 2019 10:29:43   #
repleo (a regular here)
 
For those who say this can be done anytime, maybe you could post a pic showing your non-equinox balancing egg.

I don't buy the theory that it is the shape of the egg that counts. My wife spent a good half hour trying to stand the same eggs afterwards without success.

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Mar 21, 2019 10:34:51   #
Blair Shaw Jr (a regular here)
 
WHO KNEW....that Eggs can communicate with the Moon......WOW . I wonder what will occur when I scramble them........?

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Mar 21, 2019 10:43:22   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
Blair Shaw Jr wrote:
WHO KNEW....that Eggs can communicate with the Moon......WOW . I wonder what will occur when I scramble them........?


Nobody knows, because the communication is scrambled!!
Mark

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