I have a scientific obligation to inform you that the whole "can-only-balance-an-egg-on-its-end-on-the-day-of-the-Winter-Soltice...is a lie.
There is no abject gravitational pull. Of course, I already knew that. but, ahem, I wasn't sure...so I tested the theory because I will go to unknown lengths to...um, help you.
So I balanced the egg the next day. It took me 30 seconds. It had nothing to do with gravity...it was just a good egg. Alone in my kitchen, I could do it.
I tried it with other eggs. It didn't work. The point is, it's important to know when you are being lied to. There is only one way to find out. Test. Use your mind, not your heart. Of course this is a metaphore for my life.
Don't people understand metaphores anymore? Have we all become lazy and literal?