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#1 Hum

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Posted 11 July 2013 - 22:29

It’s really, really hot in Death Valley — egg-frying weather.

Unfortunately, that wasn’t exactly the message the national park in eastern California had hoped to impart. But the weather has been so warm, a park staffer filmed herself cooking an egg with nothing but a skillet and the sun.

The buzzy video took off on the Web — it already has over 170,000 views — and soon enough, visitors to the hot, dry area were imitating the staffer — minus the skillet, leaving a runny, drippy mess.

It got to be such a problem 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.

This is your national park, please put trash in the garbage or recycle bins provided and don’t crack eggs on the sidewalks, or the Salt Playa at Badwater. (nm)”

Park supporters also weighed in. LaMoine Hill posted, “Some people need to have their heads fried, or maybe they already have, anyway people, use your heads.”

Brett Houston added, “Some people do not belong in the wild.”

The reason the employee made the video in the first place: Death Valley temperatures have been around 120 degrees, and in fact on Wednesday the park marked the 100th anniversary of the world’s hottest day on record: 134 degrees Fahrenheit on July 10, 1913.

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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#2 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 14:48

the pavement is Too darn hot. I can say i would not be one to try something like this as I would never want to go outside with temps that high.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 15:04

someone there should open a bar & grill :p



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 16:34

They can't be serious if they mean that North America is the hottest place on earth. I'm pretty sure some places in Africa or South America are much hotter, even if not on record. Even here in India-Pakistan region, regular temps in the lower 40s are common in mid summers and a lot of people die of heatstrokes annually. The higest temperature recorded in Pakistan was 56 degree Celsius (132.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Sibi about a decade ago and people actually live there, so I imagine the hottest day in uninhabitable places like the Saharas get much hotter than that.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 16:49

They can't be serious if they mean that North America is the hottest place on earth. I'm pretty sure some places in Africa or South America are much hotter, even if not on record. Even here in India-Pakistan region, regular temps in the lower 40s are common in mid summers and a lot of people die of heatstrokes annually. The higest temperature recorded in Pakistan was 56 degree Celsius (132.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Sibi about a decade ago and people actually live there, so I imagine the hottest day in uninhabitable places like the Saharas get much hotter than that.

 

why is that hard to believe? America has nearly every climate you can find, and that includes extremely hot deserts such as Death Valley. Im not sure why you don't think it cant be hot here, your not making much of an argument. Death Valley is not only a desert but its also one of the lowest places on earth, which is why it gets so hot. It is about as extreme as a desert gets even if it is in North America.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 17:04

They can't be serious if they mean that North America is the hottest place on earth. I'm pretty sure some places in Africa or South America are much hotter, even if not on record. Even here in India-Pakistan region, regular temps in the lower 40s are common in mid summers and a lot of people die of heatstrokes annually. The higest temperature recorded in Pakistan was 56 degree Celsius (132.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Sibi about a decade ago and people actually live there, so I imagine the hottest day in uninhabitable places like the Saharas get much hotter than that.

 

It's just a technicality.  Death Valley has the highest temp ever directly recorded, but the highest observed was in Iran, 159+ F.

 

http://www.mnn.com/e...asht-e-lut-iran



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 22:07

don't for get the bacon ...