A few years ago, I was talking to someone about how nice it was that the blaring heat of summer had finally waned and the start of a new, cooler, season was upon us.
…and then he said something I had never heard before: “Did you know you could balance an egg on the Autumnal Equinox?”
Indeed, I had not!
Generally, my go-to practice with carrying eggs has been, “Don’t Drop Them.” What magical alchemy could this be??
You are not going to believe this, but I did, indeed, balance an egg on that autumnal equinox so many years ago.
It was the craziest thing I had ever seen.
…what was even crazier was when I balanced an egg the next day.
Apparently you can balance an egg any day of the year. It is just some silly myth to balance an egg on the days of equinox. There is no magic balancing ability the earth creates on the day of equinox. Which I know, is so shocking.
“Nonetheless, the vernal equinox brings no special egg-balancing properties with it. Standing an egg on its end is something just about anyone can do any day of the year; the feat simply takes the right egg and a little trial and practice.”
Thanks for sucking the fun out of the room, Snopes.
Besides this huge let down of an event, there are other ways to celebrate the arrival of Fall!
But you should balance some eggs today anyway because it’s fun.