While it’s not quite that hot this summer, Death Valley is, nonetheless, the hottest place on Earth, as its Park Service boasts. It is so hot, in fact, that you can fry an egg outside using nothing but the sun and a skillet. That is what one park staffer did in the video below, which went viral and has inspired countless visitors to imitate it.
Subscribe for counterintuitive, surprising, and impactful stories delivered to your inbox every Thursday
The problem, as the Death Valley National Park’s Facebook page notes, is that you need to “use a pan or tin foil and properly dispose of the contents.” Apparently visitors have been making quite a mess by attempting to fry eggs on the ground.
To see the proper way to fry an egg in the hottest place on Earth, watch here: