Not Yet Hot Enough To Fry An Egg

Around 1:00pm EST, I got home and decided to try my father’s ‘hot-enough-to-fry-an-egg’ hypothesis; here are the results of the experiment:

A half-hour later:

As you can see, there was a slight downward slope so the egg ran a bit, which you would think would increase the chances of an egg frying, but it didn’t.  A half-hour after that the egg looked pretty much the same so I hosed it away and went inside, disappointed in the results.

I should have done research first because I found out that the pavement would need to be around 145-150°F.  I’m not sure how hot the air would need to be to reach that temperature on the asphalt, but an experiment in egg-frying-on-the-sidewalk in California and Arizona in over 105°F temperatures was unsuccessful too.

At least I tried.




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