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Only in America: The too-literal temperature check

Death Valley park rangers beg tourists to stop trying to fry eggs on the scalding hot ground — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Rangers in Death Valley National Park are begging tourists to stop cracking eggs on the sidewalk. Daytime temperatures there have soared above 120 degrees, inspiring many visitors to try to fry eggs on the ground, leaving a mess for maintenance crews. If visitors must attempt egg-frying, the rangers said, they should at least "use a pan or tin foil."