Residents in Xi’an decided to take advantage of the city’s miserably hot weather by testing out the ground’s effectiveness as a temporary griddle. The results obviously didn’t disappoint them.
The sun heated the pavement’s surface temperature to a sizzling 50 degrees Celsius over the weekend, allowing residents to cook up an egg in around 20 minutes. Some giddy amateur chefs (dressed in jackets?) even took the test a step further by throwing some shrimp in the mix.
Residents in Xinjiang likewise scrambled up some eggs using the Flaming Mountain, a scenic spot in Turpan, as a natural stove. A high surface temperature of 75 degrees Celsius was recorded on the mountain at noon.
High temperatures are expected this week in Shanghai as China has entered its dreaded “dog days” of summer, aka the hibernate-in-your-apartment heat-wave. The mercury is expected to exceed 35 degrees Celsius every day of this working week, with the max temperature likely to reach 38 degrees, according to Shanghai Daily.
Batten down the hatches, crank up the AC and ready your eggs, friends.
By Maggie Wong