Thu, 19 March 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009. Twenty years ago today, the New York Times printed an article about the practice of balancing eggs on their ends on the occasion of the spring equinox. I look at the idea that you can only balance an egg on its end on the equinox -- which is a folktale -- as well as the idea of urban legends in general.
This episode was inspired in large part by a well known article on the Bad Astronomy website. My favorite reference site for rumors and urban legends is Snopes.com.
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