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Dead pan: Death Valley cracks down on sidewalk egg-frying fad

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JPL scientists test Scarecrow, Curiosity's terrestrial doppelgänger, in the Dumont Dunes in Death Valley. Researchers have not yet found fried eggs on Mars.

Death Valley officials are scrambling to keep shells off the street after an egg cooking video sent people into a sidewalk frying frenzy.

Crews continue to clean up the leftovers from carton-carrying copycats who hit the pavement after seeing a park employee skillet-cook an egg outside in 127-degree heat. 

According to the park's official Facebook page:

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. 

It's weirdly raining in Southern California today, but earlier this week Time reported that Death Valley celebrated its 100-year anniversary of the hottest day ever recorded — 134 degrees in 1913.


1) Sidewalk egg                                                        

2) Nest egg                                                               

3) Golden egg                                                                      

4) Peacock egg                                                                    


Have you ever tried to fry an egg on a sidewalk? Sizzle and all? 

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