DENVER — It may be hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk, but that doesn’t mean you should.
Rangers at California’s Death Valley National Park issued a plea on Facebook last week asking visitors to stop smashing eggs on the ground just to watch them cook in the 120-degree heat.
“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,” the post read. “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.”
The park staff isn’t entirely blameless — an employee posted a video of herself doing the same trick on June 29. Although to be fair, she used a pan and asked others to do the same.
Death Valley, the lowest and driest region in North America, routinely tops 110 degrees during summertime. It also holds the record for hottest air temperature ever recorded on Earth: 134 degrees.