How to stand an egg on end

How to stand an egg on end

How to stand an egg on end

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March 19 2008 12:33 PM

How to stand an egg on end

So March 20 at 05:48 UT (11:48 p.m. tonight my local time) the center of the Sun will appear to be directly over the celestial equator, and it will be the moment of the Vernal Equinox.

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Every year I get people asking me about my egg-standing technique, which I have honed over years of practice. I decided to make a video tutorial so that you, my BABloggee, can reproduce (haha! get it? It's an egg!) this experience for yourself.

So get cracking.


I kill me.

Update: Right after I posted this, Universe Today put up a post on it as well!