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Fried Eggs Banned At Death Valley National Park

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Egg Frying Ban Imposed At Death Valley National Park, No Frying Eggs On Pavement At Death Valley

Death Valley, California (Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Bob Schuman
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You’ve heard the old saying that it’s so hot you could fry an egg on the street, right? Well it has been just that hot in Death Valley out in California and several people proved it.

It all started when an employee of Death Valley National Park plopped down a frying pan on the on the pavement and cracked a couple of eggs into the pan. Sure enough they cooked up just perfectly. She got such a kick out of it that she video taped the cooking demo and posted it on YouTube.

Hundreds of people saw the video and many decided to head to the park and try it for themselves. In fact too many people came to the park to cook and it became a problem. Many failed to bring pans and simply cooked eggs on the bare pavement and they didn’t clean up after themselves leaving a gooey mess. That’s when the national park posted a message on its Facebook page warning people that they would face consequences if they were caught frying eggs on the pavement.

Fortunately mother nature has put the kabash on egg frying for the past few days thanks to rain and much cooler than normal temps at the park. Prior to the precip, high temps have hovered around 120 degrees. The park set the hottest temp ever recorded on earth of 134 degrees back in 1913.

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