Getting Egg-cited

Attention amateur Mythbusters: Don’t bring your eggs to Death Valley! An NBC News report documents how a surge of visitors attempting to fry eggs on the pavement at Death Valley prompted park officials to take to Facebook to discourage such behavior. Leading up to the July 10 centennial celebration of Furnace Creek posting Earth’s hottest recorded temperature (134 degrees), people needed to be reminded that leaving a mess of broken shells, tossed cartons and rotten eggs in a national park is unacceptable. The onslaught of egg-fryers came after a park employee posted a video in which she attempts to cook an egg in a covered skillet that had been out in the sun for a couple of hours. Since being posted on June 29, the video has been viewed nearly a million times.