Friday, March 21

Spring has Sprung!

So did ya balance an egg on it's end yesterday? ... The first day of Spring is one of two days each year you can do that...... when the sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal, thus the term equinox. So why does the balancing act work? Apparently this derives from the notion that due to the sun's equidistant position between the poles of the earth at the time of the equinox, special gravitational forces apply. So same is true on the first day of Fall.

Equinox Stand Eggs on End

Skeptical? Well, Einstein was skeptical, and maybe you are too. While it's true that on both the spring and the fall equinox the earth's axis is perpendicular to the sun, making day and night of equal length, there's no scientific reason to suppose that such an alignment exerts any perceptible effect on solid objects here on earth. Plus, if the equinox can cause this curious gravitational anomaly, why not others? Why don't we see people standing pencils, lollipops, and foot-long hot dogs on end on the first day of spring? Why just eggs?

At the risk of being boiled or scrambled... 
I daresay there is more to life than science. 
It's called faith.

Besides, what fun is that just questioning it all... 
just be child-like and have fun and try it!

I dare ya.. in fact I double-dog dare ya!

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