National Parks Ban Fried Eggs


A year ago, Death Valley  marked the 100th anniversary of the world’s hottest day on record: 134 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913.

Thanks to Global warmng, the National Park is going to break that record.  It’s really, really hot in Death Valley — egg-frying weather.

A park staffer at Death Valley National Park posted a video of herself cooking an egg with nothing but a skillet and the sun.  Soon tourists tried the trick, so many that  the park issued a plea on its Facebook page to crack down on the egg frying frenzy:

“An employee’s posting of frying an egg in a pan in Death Valley was intended to demonstrate how hot it can get here, with the recommendation that if you do this, use a pan or tin foil and properly dispose of the contents. However, the Death Valley NP maintenance crew has been busy cleaning up eggs cracked directly on the sidewalk, including egg cartons and shells strewn across the parking lot.

For the record, the temperature in the egg-cooking demonstration hovers just over 127 degrees. Even the note on the description page of the YouTube video alerts viewers: “Be sure to drink plenty of water and avoid outdoor activity in extreme heat. And please don’t try to fry eggs on the ground. It makes a mess and it doesn’t work.”

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