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Death Valley Employees Angry Over Tourists Frying Eggs on Ground

Employees of Death Valley National Park are expressing their anger over tourists cracking eggs on the ground in attempt to fry them, and then leaving them.

Temperatures reached record highs this summer already, and visitors are attempting to prove the heat by frying the eggs on the ground.

Usually, this technique doesn't work. An employee at the park said the proper way to do it is to put the egg in a frying pan and cover it with a lid.

The employee said it is likely that evaporation cooled down the eggs that were thrown on the ground, and so could not be fried. 

Nearby, a thermometer read 127 degrees Fahrenheit. 

"An employee's posting of frying an egg in a pan in Death Valley was intended to demonstrate how hot it can get here," a post on the Death Valley National Park Facebook said.

"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."

"If you're gonna try this in Death Valley, I highly recommend you use a skillet."

"This is your national park. Please put trash in the garbage or recycle bins provided and don't crack eggs on the sidewalks."

The employee made the video of an egg frying in the skillet for the 100th year anniversary of the hottest day ever recorded. That day was July 10, 1913 when the temperature reached 134 degrees.

Sources: Daily Mail, USA Today


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