When you visit the equator museum outside Quito in Ecuador, one of the activities involves balancing an egg on the head of a nail. Apparently, this can be done exactly on the equator because if the yolk settles right nothing will pull it off center. It still isn’t easy to do, though my wife found a trick.
You see, as she was attempting to get it balanced, it fell. Smack right down on the pavement, splatting everywhere. Given the intensity of the sun at that moment, it started to cook a bit pretty much right away. However, I did notice that the splatted egg was completely balanced.
It also answered the questions multiple attempters asked regarding whether or not the eggs were real and/or raw as claimed.
There’s my wife’s trick. Mind you, she actually spent the time to do it right and did really manage to get it to balance on the head of the nail as you were supposed to. None of the rest of the tour group stuck it out that long, including me. We only had so much time for the tour and with another group waiting for the egg station, I figured it best to throw in the towel.
Even on the equator, balancing that egg isn’t easy.