Mythbusters: Can you really fry an egg on the sidewalk?

You know how someone will always say, “It’s so hot out, you could fry an egg on the sidewalk!” and you kind of wonder if that’s possible? When the heat index reached 118 last week, I conducted an experiment. I figured if it was hot enough for me to practically melt then it must be hot enough for an egg to cook.

Step 1. Find a place that has been baking in the sun all day without any shade.

Step 2. Crack the egg and wait (Notice that it did bubble).

Step 3. After a few hours when your egg still looks like this, go inside and Google if this is possible and find several websites telling you that it’s plausible but that it usually doesn’t happen (it needs to be 158 degrees for an egg to harden). Make a mental note to research before next experiment.

Conclusion: Totally busted.


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