Viewers of “The West Wing” may remember an episode where White House Press Secretary C.J. Cregg claims that on the spring equinox, you can stand an egg on its end. In the episode’s closing scene, she appears to be successful.
Spring equinox falls on March 20 this year, and while C.J. is normally a very reliable source, we recommend you wait until Easter to break out the eggs: Snopes debunked this claim, saying standing an egg on its end is something you can do on any day, with some patience and practice.
Here’s the science behind this old wives’ tale.