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Can you balance an egg on end at noon on December 21?

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December 30, 2017 7:22AM

This is an urban legend.

There is no special change in gravitation on December 21 (the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, when the Earth is closest to the Sun). If an egg cannot be balanced at any other time, it will not be any more possible on December 21.

And, oddly enough, the original date suggested was the vernal equinox (March 21 in the Northern Hemisphere). Nothing special about balancing then either.

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