Nightly News   |  July 11, 2013

Please, no more fried eggs, Death Valley officials say

In Death Valley, it’s often said that temperatures are so high you can fry an egg – but all those well-meaning visitors who want to try it out for themselves are making a mess. Now Death Valley National Park is asking visitors to stop cracking eggs on the sidewalk – and stick to frying pans instead. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> well, the folks whose job it is to clean up the public spaces at death valley have a where of all visitors. please stop trying to fry an egg on the sidewalk. it's making a big mess in the park in terms of residual goo and eggshells. if you must try it. use a skillet. but perhaps the best course of action for all of us, let's just keep using it as an expression without feeling the need to act it out. it's so hot, you could fry an egg on the sidewalk.