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Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

About Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

When is Sidewalk Egg Frying Day? This holiday is always celebrated on July 4

You know the old saying “If it’s too hot, get out of the kitchen”. Instead, go outside into the stifling heat and cook on the sidewalk. It’s hot enough out there to fry an egg! Thet’s exactly why Sidewalk Egg Frying Day is today. Hmmm…. Do you wonder why we have such a day? Just take one step out of your air-conditioned home into the sweltering summer heat and humidity, and you’ll understand why this July 4 holiday exists.

It’s July, the middle of summer. The weather is hotter than blazes. It’s steamy, unbearable heat. Everything you touch is hot, sizzling hot. Why, it’s so hot that you could fry an egg on the sidewalk. And if you want, you can also throw some bacon or sausage on the sidewalk, to fry up along with your eggs.

Do you wonder if anyone has ever tried to fry eggs on the sidewalk? What about you? Most likely, many of you will now rush out under the hot noonday sun to fry some eggs on your sidewalk. Once you do so, who will eat it!?

Eggs are not the only thing you can cook outdoors in the blazing sun. We suggest you make summer Sun Tea. You can also dehydrate and dry fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Another place to fry your eggs is on your blacktop driveway. The sun makes the blacktop sizzling hot. On a sunny day at 95° F, the surface of a blacktop driveway reaches 140° F or more. That’s enough to burn the bottom of your feet, as you walk barefoot over it.

Did You Know? The world record highest temperature ever recorded was 134° F. It occurred in Death Valley, California in July, 1913. 

Have a great Sidewalk Egg Frying Day!

Eggs Trivia

What do you know about them? This eggy trivia will greatly expand your knowledge of useful facts.

  •  The “White Leghorn” chicken is the most popular variety of chicken used in commercial production. This breed produces a white-shelled egg. The hens are consistent daily layers.
  • A chicken egg develops over a period of 24 to 26 hours. After the hen has laid an egg, a new one begins to develop within 30 minutes.
  • Yes, they are high in cholesterol. But, researchers now believe the good health benefits outweigh the bad.
  • They contain the nutrient “choline”, which promotes good brain function.
  • A large egg has just 7 calories. It has 7 grams of protein. And, it is high in minerals and vitamins.
  • Older eggs have larger air cells, making them easier to peel off the shell.
  • Take the freshness test. Put an egg in a pan of water. If it is fresh, it sinks. If it is old, it floats.
  • An estimated 1 in 20,000 eggs contain harmful bacteria. Consequently, it can make you sick once every 84 years.
  • In 300 B.C., chicken farmers began incubating chicken eggs in clay ovens.
  • They can have as many as 17,000 pores. 
  • Shampooing with them is good for your hair. As a result, the yolks are often an ingredient in hair shampoo and conditioners.
  • The world’s largest chicken egg was laid in 2010 by a hen named “Harriet”. It measured 9.1 inches in diameter.
  • Pysanky is a traditional, intricately painted Ukrainian Easter Egg.
  • Platypus and the echidna are the only two mammals that lay eggs. However, they are not consumed by humans as they are too small.
  • One ostrich egg is equivalent in size to 20 chicken eggs. And it can weigh up to 5 pounds.
Eggs and Frying Pan, National Egg Day

How to Celebrate and Participate in Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

There are many things you can do to celebrate and participate in this sweltering summer day Here are a few ideas:

  • Grab some eggs and a stick of butter. Then, fry the eggs on the sidewalk.
  • Fry some bacon or sausage on the sidewalk, too.
  • If it’s really that hot today, go into your air-conditioned home after you’ve prepared them and chow down.
  • Don’t celebrate this day alone. Rather, have a breakfast party with family or friends. 

Today's Quote

“Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” – – Nora Ephron

August Summer Sun

History and Origin of Sidewalk Egg Frying Day

In 1983, the town of Oatman, Arizona began the tradition of frying eggs on the sidewalk of the town. In July, the high temperature in Oatman, regularly exceeds 100° F. Their obvious goal was to show just how hot it gets there in the summer. As it turns out, it was not just a one-time hot fad. It quickly became an annual event. Other towns and cities also participate in this tradition. 

After breakfast as the temperature continues to soar, we recommend you hurry back into your air-conditioned home or hit the beach. Or, relax in a hammock with a drink under a shady tree. It’s a great way to beat the heat.

Undoubtedly, this date was selected as the 4th of July heat is usually sweltering hot.

We find it quite odd that this day is celebrated on July 4, as it is dwarfed by the Fourth of July celebrations. It is just as hot any other day in July. Make some time to give some recognition to this special day before this evening’s fireworks begin.

This Day in History

Here are some of the things that happened on this day:

  • President Thomas Jefferson announces the Louisiana Purchase. The price tag: $15M, about 4 cents per acre. (1803)
  • In 1884, the Statue of Liberty was presented to the United States in Paris.
  • Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America was born on this day in 1808.

See more historical events.

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