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The Sciences

Equinox!

Bad AstronomyBy Phil PlaitSeptember 22, 2009 9:00 PM

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Today, at 21:18 UTC, the autumnal equinox occurs, when, according to legend, chickens can lay eggs standing on their heads. Anyway, if you want to learn about this not-so-special time of year, read this post from the vernal equinox six months ago. And don't forget to try to stand your chickens!

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