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Death Valley cracks down on desert egg-frying Published: July 10, 2013

With current temperatures hovering above 120 degrees, rangers in Death Valley National Park have some advice for would-be visitors, reports NBC News: Drink plenty of water, avoid excessive outdoor activity and, please, stop trying to fry eggs on the pavement.

It doesn’t work, it makes a mess and the staff has better things to do than clean up after you.

In fact, the proliferation of broken shells, discarded cartons and accumulated goo has reached such a point that the park recently took to its Facebook page to implore people to stop — or at least use a pan or tin foil and dispose of the results when they’re done.

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