We must report a sad failure; the egg did not fry on the sidewalk, which means that the video evidence of this deadly heatwave will not be posted tonight. But! We might have used the wrong sidewalk. Tomorrow around 3 PM we’ll try it again the StarTribune parking lot, which is unshaded and hades-hot. The video will be up at the end of the week.
Now if we could just find a couple of gap-toothed ragamuffins with slicked-back hair to stand by the egg and grin stupidly; they always seemed to be part of the old newspaper’s sidewalk-fried-eggs stories, too.
UPDATE: Apparently I walk in the footsteps of giants. This has been done before.