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A Death Valley fried egg video has lead to copycats making a big mess. Officials making public plea to end egg frying frenzy.

Egg frying frenzy creates a big mess

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    Friday, July 12, 2013, 8:16 AM -

    After a Death Valley National Park employee posted a video of an egg being cooked in the sun, the California park is now being littered with egg shells and cartons from visitors. 

    The Death Valley National Park has made a public plea on their Facebook page asking visitors to stop frying eggs on the ground.

    "An employee's posting of frying an egg in a pan in Death Valley was intended to demonstrate how hot it can get here, with the recommendation that if you do this, use a pan or tin foil and properly dispose of the contents," officials posted on their Facebook page last week. "However, the Death Valley NP maintenance crew has been busy cleaning up eggs cracked directly on the sidewalk, including egg cartons and shells strewn across the parking lot. This is your national park, please put trash in the garbage or recycle bins provided and don’t crack eggs on the sidewalks, or the Salt Playa at Badwater." 

    (Death Valley National Park Facebook page)

    (Death Valley National Park Facebook page)

    The video, which has generated over 160,000 views since being uploaded on June 29, shows the employee proving that an egg, served sunnyside up, is able to cook in the extreme heat.

    Temperatures in Death Valley have peaked at 53°C this week.

    Park officials have warned the public the extreme temperatures can have serious effects.

    With files from CNN

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