Saturday, May 10, 2008

So hot that you could...



In a recent phone conversation with Jessica, she said that she had decided to test the urban myth regarding frying eggs on sidewalks. Since the start of "hot season" in Niger, temperatures have been in the 100°+ range every day, so it seemed like a good opportunity. She chose what looked like a "bad egg" and put it on the hard dirt. She reported: "The crazy thing is that it didn't even take that long!"

According to the American Egg Board, temperatures need to reach at least 144°-158°F in order for an egg to cook. "A sidewalk would have to be awfully hot to fry an egg," the AEB concludes. Oh, and also, May is National Egg Month.

2 comments:

Peggy said...

Kerry, thank you so much for posting Jessica's letters - I was delighted to get a first letter from her today! She mentioned the blog and I have just read through all of it...now I feel so much closer to her new life. I could hear her voice in her writing, which was wonderful.

Marilyn said...

Yikes!! That is HOT! and it made me chuckle.