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Carrie's Blog: Can it be Hot Enough to Fry an Egg?"

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

I made the statement Wednesday: "It's hot enough to fry an egg, but that can't really be done."

Well, I was quickly corrected, so the research started. Whether I'm right or wrong, I just want to know the truth! I just love google! It seems to answer many of my questions.

I googled that question and realized there isn't a FIRM answer. There are MANY variables that are a 'must' for it to be hot enough to fry an egg.

Most of the time, a sidewalk won't get hot enough. General consensus says the temperature has to be 150°.

Asphalt can be borderline hot enough, and the interior of a car can be hot enough. My steering wheel once burned my leg when it was too hot to put my hands on. So, I (in my genius) decided to try to drive with my knee (do NOT attempt this on your own...at ANY time). I had a blister on my knee for a few days!

Anyway, I digress. Here are some links, so you can do your own research!

Bill Nye the Science Guy has his opinion and certain criteria which make it possible. There are also quite a few people in Iraq who say they have done this successfully.

The Library of Congress says, "Yes, theoretically. But it doesn't actually get hot enough."

Here's a link if you'd like to try some science experiments with your children!

Bill Nye has some great ideas on his website.

Just remember: try to stay COOL!!!

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