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Old 11 July 2013, 01:30 PM
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Rangers in Death Valley National Park say it's tough enough working in the hottest place on the planet without having to clean up the mess after people try to fry eggs on the pavement in parking lots and overlooks
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Old 11 July 2013, 03:30 PM
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I like the fact that "it doesn't work anyway" is at the very end of the article.

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Old 11 July 2013, 03:35 PM
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I heard a segment on NPR about how death valley is positively crammed with foreign tourists this time of year. Apparently it is a thing call "Heat Tourism" where people come out just to experience the extremely temperatures.
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Old 29 July 2013, 06:53 PM
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So do the same sort of tourists go to International Falls for extreme cold temperatures?
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Old 11 July 2014, 01:39 AM
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They're right, it doesn't work frying an egg on the pavement. What you should do is try to fry an egg on your car dash after it's been left in the sun for a couple hours.
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What you should do is try to fry an egg on your car dash after it's been left in the sun for a couple hours.
There needs to be some equivalent for the top of a steering wheel. An egg would just run off - maybe fry some bacon? There are days I think it would work.
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I heard a segment on NPR about how death valley is positively crammed with foreign tourists this time of year. Apparently it is a thing call "Heat Tourism" where people come out just to experience the extremely temperatures.
I watch Ice Road Truckers, which is about truck drivers driving in Northern Alaska and Canada during the winter time. They'll talk about temperatures well below freezing, as low as -50 Farenheit I've heard. Now there's an extreme I'd love to experience.
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Old 01 August 2014, 10:55 PM
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I watch Ice Road Truckers, which is about truck drivers driving in Northern Alaska and Canada during the winter time. They'll talk about temperatures well below freezing, as low as -50 Farenheit I've heard. Now there's an extreme I'd love to experience.
Ouch. That's cold. I've been in similar in Switzerland. The hottest I have been in is 45. C ( 113 F ), once in Australia and another time in Pakistan. I'd always prefer extreme heat to extreme cold.
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Ouch. That's cold. I've been in similar in Switzerland. The hottest I have been in is 45. C ( 113 F ), once in Australia and another time in Pakistan. I'd always prefer extreme heat to extreme cold.
The hottest I've been in was 117 F (>47 C) in Redding California, and -13 F (-25 C) in Norway. I can't say that I liked either extreme, but with the cold, we were cross-country skiing, so that kept me warmed up a bit. The heat was just absolutely will-to-live-sapping. I think if I had to just hang out in one or the other, I'd take the heat, but I'd still hate it.

ETA: In Redding, things on the seat of my car melted, including a cassette tape case that became curved and embossed with the pattern of the upholstery (and was stuck to it pretty good when I pulled it off)
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Ouch. That's cold. I've been in similar in Switzerland. The hottest I have been in is 45. C ( 113 F ), once in Australia and another time in Pakistan. I'd always prefer extreme heat to extreme cold.
The hottest was my first week in Phoenix AZ with temperatures reaching 120 F. I have spent some very cold winter nights camping in the mountains that were at least in the negative teens. Not having a anyway to accurately guess the temperature I will just say it was very cold. The worst to live though was Georgia in August with +90 F days with the humidity hovering around 98% and a heat index above 130 F.
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I heard a segment on NPR about how death valley is positively crammed with foreign tourists this time of year. Apparently it is a thing call "Heat Tourism" where people come out just to experience the extremely temperatures.
That, and it is summer. Many people can only get time off to travel in the summer. Many of the foreign tourists are on bus tours that travel between Vegas and San Francisco, with overnight stops in Death Valley and Yosemite.

I never fried eggs on pavement when I lived there, but laundry was fun. I would take it out of the washing machine and over to the line. By the time I was done hanging the last items, some of the first items I had hung were dry enough to take back off the line. Jeans took the longest, about 15 minutes on the line.

In that kind of heat, if you in a cool building and walk outside, you get goosebumps for a few moments. Things look, smell, and even sound different.
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115 degrees F now.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldcloc...it/kuwait-city

The hottest I've experienced here was 127 degrees F.
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