Eggs don't fry on the sidewalk

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Pretty much every time it gets really hot, you can find a reporter outside doing the inevitable.

The eggs come cracking and their contents come pouring out onto a semi-hot section of pavement or sidewalk.

Guess what? It doesn't work. Frying an egg on the sidewalk or black top is not out of the question mind you. But it just has to be hot enough to do it. And rarely will the 100 degree temperatures we've been experiencing lately, produce the heat needed.

In fact, eggs need to reach around 150 degrees to become solid. Something that just doesn't usually happen on a hot sidewalk.

So, it's good news for eggs. We can stop wasting them.