It’s really, really hot in Death Valley — egg-frying weather.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t exactly the message the national park in eastern California had hoped to impart. But the weather has been so warm, a park staffer filmed herself cooking an egg with nothing but a skillet and the sun.
The buzzy video took off on the Web — it already has over 170,000 views — and soon enough, visitors to the hot, dry area were imitating the staffer — minus the skillet, leaving a runny, drippy mess.
It got to be such a problem that the park issued a plea on its Facebook page to crack down on the egg frying frenzy: