Metwrench
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Stand An Egg On End

Thu Mar 21, 2002 3:07 pm

Something my former Grandma-in-law showed me 15 years ago.

On either spring or fall equinox it is possible to stand a raw egg on end on a flat surface.

The theory being that the earth is spinning evenly about its axis. (No wobble)

At this time I have 14 eggs out of an 18 pack standing on end on my kitchen counter.

Go try it. It takes a little patients and deft reflexes, but once standing, they will stay there.
 
TNboy
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RE: Stand An Egg On End

Thu Mar 21, 2002 8:16 pm

Well, there must be a bit of a wobble on the axis in Australia, 'cos I've got eggs everywhere, and none of them standing neatly on end!
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apathoid
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RE: Stand An Egg On End

Fri Mar 22, 2002 2:56 am

Someone needs a hobby....
 
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RE: Stand An Egg On End

Fri Mar 22, 2002 3:11 am

Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
 
NZ767
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RE: Stand An Egg On End

Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:55 am

Try this one then.
Hold an egg between you thumb and forefinger, end to end.
Then squeeze and try and break it.
You can't!
Proof that an arch is the strongest structure.  Smile
 
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RE: Stand An Egg On End

Sat Mar 23, 2002 2:56 pm

NZ767,
my brothers friends have asked everybody to do that and when they asked my brother eventually, he did it and it exploded.... dont think it was a bad egg either, other people were trying with the same egg... He did it again to another one to prove it as well... hehe

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NZ767
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RE: Stand An Egg On End

Sat Mar 23, 2002 3:39 pm


Years ago they lowered a London double decker bus onto four eggs, one under each wheel, and they didn't break.
Hell, that one that broke must've been from a bad batch.
Shoot the chicken!!  Big thumbs up
 
Metwrench
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RE: Stand An Egg On End

Sat Mar 23, 2002 3:41 pm

I didn't say anything about it in the microwave first.

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