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The Bad Astronomer
2005-Oct-12, 06:47 PM
I heard a rumor (well, a friend who works on the set actually told me) that the TV show "Alias" would have a mention of standing eggs on end during the vernal equinox (if you have no idea what I'm talking about, see here (http://www.badastronomy.com/bad/misc/egg_spin.html)).

Turns out there were two Bad Astronomy mentions in that scene. From a transcript (http://sd-1.net/index.php?showtopic=45479):



Rachel Gibson is out with some friends.

BALD GUY: All right. During the Vernal Equinox, you can actually balance an egg on its end.

RACHEL: No, you canít. Itís a myth.

BALD GUY: No, itís not. Listen, it has something to do with the Earthís axis and the alignment of the Sun. Trust me. I Googled it.

Rachelís cell phone rings.

RACHEL: Yeah, okay, just like water swirls the other way in toilets in Australia?

BALD GUY: It does!


Rumor has it :cool: that a writer for the show knows about my site. Maybe we'll see something more substantial in the future...

pumpkinpie
2005-Oct-12, 06:53 PM
How cool. Maybe now I'll start watching the show! I know it's supposed to be great, but I haven't fit it into my schedule yet.

SeanF
2005-Oct-12, 06:59 PM
Rachel Gibson is out with some friends.

BALD GUY: All right. During the Vernal Equinox, you can actually balance an egg on its end.

RACHEL: No, you canít. Itís a myth.
Well, the Bald Guy's right and Rachel's wrong there. You can balance an egg on its end during the Vernal Equinox.

The myth is that you can't do it any other time.

;)

Candy
2005-Oct-13, 07:36 AM
So that's what you were talking about here (http://www.bautforum.com/showthread.php?p=568577#post568577)? Cool! I meant to watch this episode but worked interfered.