The heat was worth it to see babies. Although, I must admit, I did check with my hostess to make certain her A/C was working again before I made the trip. I’m very happy to report, the air-conditioning unit worked very well – and almost constantly. The only time I realized the temperature had hit 113 Fahrenheit (45° Celsius) was when I went outside.
Consequently, I quit going outside.
If you’re wondering, as hot as it felt, this temperature is NOT hot enough to fry an egg on a sidewalk. According to Southern Living, eggs need to get up to 158 (F) to cook thoroughly and sidewalks top out at 145 (F). As a person, I’ve discovered that I top out at 113 (F). A couple of days ago, walking from my car to the house, I’m certain I cooked thoroughly.
On a side note, let me wish my USA-readers a wonderful Fourth of July this Sunday because July 4th is, of course, our country’s Independence Day… and “National Fry an Egg on the Sidewalk Day.” Like you, I’m amazed that I’m not kidding. In celebration of NFAEOTSD, Oatman, Arizona (population 43) holds a yearly egg-frying contest, bringing hundreds of tourists to the town, as well as a significantly smaller number of amateur chefs. As long as the contestants stay away from electricity or fire, they’re allowed to use whatever they like to produce their finest-looking fried egg.
Oatman, AZ has been doing this for 30 years. When they commit to a joke, they really commit.