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The Right Way to Fry an Egg in Death Valley

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Temperatures at Death Valley National Park are soaring past 120 degrees this summer, apparently hot enough to fry an egg. One park employee decided to actually try the experiment, and her video of cooking an egg in a skillet took off, garnering more than 400,000 views so far.

Visitors have flocked to the park hoping to make their own breakfasts, but many have fried their eggs sans skillet, making a mess along the trails, Yahoo News reports.

The park took to Facebook

“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.”

Hopefully guests don't switch to french toast.

 

Caitlin Fairchild joined Government Executive in summer 2011 as an editorial fellow, after graduating from the College of William & Mary, where she spent four years writing for the student newspaper, The Flat Hat. In March 2012, she was hired full time as a web producer. She has completed internships at Washingtonian Magazine and at the public affairs office of Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

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