Pat Shingleton: "The Yolk is On Me..."
I was recuperating from "parade mode" Monday and Tuesday, unable to welcome "Spring' on-the-air. Years ago I would advance the old ”raw egg trick" on the first day of spring. During the weather cast, I would amaze the co-anchors by gently standing an egg on-end, believing that it was successful only on the first days of spring. I would also encourage viewers to do the same. My files included numerous pictures and letters of egg-standing success stories. After many years of presenting this experiment, surprisingly the "yolk" was on me. The Science Alliance verifies experiments, ascertaining their merit and scientific value. They determined that no astronomical reason exists for balancing an egg and is a feat that can be accomplished on any day of the year, depending on the egg. By the way, hard-boiled eggs work best, gently cracking the end provides a better base.