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Fried eggs anyone?

It’s summer and it’s hot, but how hot is it?  Is it hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Well, there are some people who know the answer to that questions. It’s Sidewalk Egg Frying Day and not only is it a holiday, it’s a competition.   Down in Arizona where it’s known to be hot, people gather on the 4th of July for more than fireworks.  At high noon, folks assemble, on Route 66, to see who can fry an egg on the sidewalk in 15 minutes.

According to Bill Nye the Science Guy, you can cook an egg on the sidewalk at 130 hothothotdegrees Fahrenheit, in about 20 minutes.  But what do you do when it isn’t 130 degrees outside and you only have 15 minutes?  You get creative! At least they do in Arizona. Forming space like egg carrying contraptions and homemade solar panels, contestants compete to cook the perfect fried egg first.

Celebrate today, by trying this trick at home on your own sidewalk.  I wouldn’t suggest flipping it on your plate when the competition is over, but I would recommend hosing down the area. Over cooked eggs on concrete can’t smell pretty.  Fry up and…


fried egg contest

Today’s References: Live Science, NBC News, Youtube

But what’s your point?

For all the conspiracy theorists who have claimed for years that holidays are publicity stunts created by different organizations, the media, and greeting card companies; you’re right!  But, what’s your point? Creating an actual national holiday literally requires and act of congress and if they can’t pass a budget, what makes you think to create National Fruit Fly Day would make it to the top of their list?

So, yes, basically most holidays are created by making a strong declaration and getting others to buy into it (pun intended).  Which brings me to today’s holiday – It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! So, if you search the internet and find someone forgot to nationally recognize Food Theater and you are extremely passionate about potatoes with personality, declare today National Food Theater Day.

I’m declaring today National Striped Sock Day.   stripped-socks-1178643_1280

Don’t judge, choose what makes you feel good and declare your own National holiday. Who cares if you end up celebrating alone in your closet surrounded by striped socks.

On the other hand, if you’re actually interested in initiating an act of congress, I found this document but didn’t read it in its entirety because I wasn’t that interested.  If you are, be my guest.

Have fun and holiday on my friends!

What are you celebrating? Let me know!