Wednesday, March 30, 2011

About Today: Fun Facts About the First Day of Spring 3/18/11

From Jen Hubley, your About Today Editor
Spring will be sprung as of this Sunday, and it's about time. We're sick of our winter coats and tired of the winter weather.

Fun Facts About the First Day of Spring 

The first one was a shocker to me: The Vernal Equinox? Is not actually always equal. There is a day when there are twelve hours of day and twelve of night, but it might not necessarily be on the 20th of March.

Can You Balance Eggs on End During the Spring Equinox? 
My favorite urban legend, resurrected for the nicer weather.

All About Ostara, the Spring Equinox 
For pagans, Sunday is a pretty big holiday. For other folks, this is still good reading. Especially if you ever wanted to know why the Easter bunny brings eggs, or why St. Patrick hated snakes.
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12 Ways to Have Fun With Your Kids in the Spring 
Time to let your tiniest family members out of the house to enjoy the spring weather. You're probably just as ready as they are.

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