Monday, June 22, 2009

A family tradition

Originally uploaded by Kitchenphobe

Some families may have traditions involving a certain sport, or a holiday. One of my family's traditions is balancing eggs on end on the solstice.

Yes, this can be done.

No, seriously. 

What is a solstice, you may ask? In my entirely un-technical and un-scientific means of plodding through the definition, it is an event two times a year when the earth is turned farthest or closest from the sun. 

And that is how you can balance an egg. 

ta da!!!

If you would like to read a much more specific and detailed explanation of this astrological phenomena, Wikipedia provides that, charts, diagrams, and images. 

Also, it is said that with enough patience, you can balance an egg any day of the year on its end. But you can also have an easter egg hunt or count down the seconds until midnight any other day of the year as well, but it is certainly not as fun. 

Also (also), I'm not a very patient person. I like to wait until the planets are tilting and aligning for when I defy gravity. 

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