Eggs Stand on End at the Autumnal Equinox

Well, it’s hardly surprising, given that you can (with a little effort) stand them on end pretty much every day of the year. But today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day features Bad Astronomy’s Phil Plait demonstrating that egg stability seems to be unphased by changes in the seasons.

Still, today marks the beginning of fall. If I was in someplace that actually had seasons, I’d be watching the leaves turn. No such luck.

Addendum: Bad Astronomy has a blog too.

2 thoughts on “Eggs Stand on End at the Autumnal Equinox”

  1. Cool. I love Bad Astronomy, but I didn’t know they had a blog. Thanks for the link – I’m subscribed! 🙂

    Editor’s note: Neither did I, and me too, respectively. 🙂

  2. Hi– thanks for the plug. 🙂 Yes, I have a blog, and it’s been fun writing it. It’s how I found this entry… but the APOD you linked to was from 2 years ago! I thought for a moment that they were re-running it, but no such luck. 🙂

    -The Bad Astronomer

    Editor’s note: I didn’t notice that. Heh. I found it by tracking down a recent newspaper article (which I can’t seem to find again) which mentioned the whole debunking of the egg myth and your experiments. It could be that it was two years old as well, but in any case, it’s good that I’ve got you in my bloglines subscription list. Keep up the good work!

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