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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