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Offline Cierra

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Standing Solstice Eggs
« on: 22/12/2005 03:58:17 »
Hey guys! I have a question! Today my grandpop taught me how to stand raw eggs upright on the kitchen table, like so:



But he told me that we can only do it on the summer and winter solstice, today being the winter solstice. How come? I'm assuming its got something to do with the earth's rotation?

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #1 on: 22/12/2005 15:30:52 »
Hi Cierra,
is the egg REALLY balancing on one end,
or is it sitting on a pinch of salt ?.

The only rotation/eggs trick I know of is how to tell if an egg is hard boiled or raw:-
 
http://wiki.ehow.com/Tell-if-Eggs-Are-Raw-or-Hard-Boiled

http://van.hep.uiuc.edu/van/qa/section/Everything_Else/Density_and_Hardness/20030304051302.htm
« Last Edit: 22/12/2005 16:27:46 by ROBERT »
 

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #2 on: 22/12/2005 17:29:09 »
I swear that raw egg is totally standing by itself. When I went downstairs to look at it this morning it was still standing. No salt involved. Plus I know its not hardboiled because I won't eat them. =D

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #3 on: 22/12/2005 18:30:30 »
I really doubt the solstice has anything to do with it but I'm far more interested in your fish tank of gummy jelly lishsousnous and the fact that you feed them fish food.

Besides, I bet your Grandpop is hiding behind the egg and propping it up !

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #4 on: 23/12/2005 12:07:49 »
That's EGGstremely interesting. Do you know any OVA tricks like that? Us country YOLKels like this sort of thing.
I came across something about standing eggs up when I was wandering around the net 1 day. I'll see if it's in my history or bookmarks
 

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #5 on: 23/12/2005 16:20:54 »
No one egg him on.

Those puns are eggstremely bad and you deggserve to be shot. Plus I'd like to have had a crack at a few of them first.

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #6 on: 23/12/2005 19:23:25 »
I'm sure he poached those jokes from someone else, either that or his brain is scrambled !!

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #7 on: 23/12/2005 22:26:53 »
You really should start a "worst pun of the week" competition.

(Originally I thought that was a bad idea, because I thought Eth would win every week.  But I see now that some of you are capable of even worse. :D)
 

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #8 on: 24/12/2005 02:33:43 »
Don't stop now .....soldier on lads....i love a good yoke.


Anyway think about the poor egg,how would you like to be one
you only get laid once!

You only get eaten once!

It takes 4 minutes to get hard

2 minutes to get soft

You have to share a box with 11 other guys

And the only chick who ever sat on your face was your mother

Michael                                      
« Last Edit: 25/12/2005 13:13:18 by ukmicky »
 

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Re: Standing Solstice Eggs
« Reply #9 on: 25/12/2005 11:08:18 »
I got them from my Bumper Pun ALBUMen. It was quite eggspensive but I thought it was worth SHELLing out for
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