So How Hot is It?

By: Dan Stone, Aaron McCray, & Chip Brewster
By: Dan Stone, Aaron McCray, & Chip Brewster

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- You've heard the expression 'it's hot enough to fry an egg outside' before, and we've decided to put it to the test.

Today we were able to fry an egg on the blacktop outside our studio on Meridian Rd. However, it took a lot longer than any of us thought it would. The egg fried after about two hours of baking in the sun.

We also tried to melt butter and marshmallows. The former lasted about two minutes before it became a puddle and the later is still hanging out as it original was at noon today. A wild animal will probably enjoy a treat tonight.

We also tried to melt a few other objects including a jelly-bracelet, a betamax tape (don't ask how we found that), a wax-molded gorilla souvenir from the Milwaukee Zoo, a plastic cup, a Styrofoam cup, a DVD, and a bag of popcorn.

At the end of the day the gorilla was starting to melt and lost his leg while the other items were doing just fine.

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  • by Chip Brewster Location: WIFR-TV on Jul 21, 2011 at 08:53 PM
    Nope -- no editing... that was some sweet, sweet blacktop melted butter on that bread... mmmm.
  • by Aimee Location: Loves Park on Jul 21, 2011 at 07:30 PM
    It was definitely entertaining to watch! Please tell me you guys did some editing & Chip did not just take a swipe of melted butter off of the black top & eat it. GROSS!
  • by chaz Location: Oklahoma on Jul 20, 2011 at 08:50 PM
    Born and raised in Rockford. You can't talk heat until you come to Oklahoma city. We can cook a five course meal on the grass.
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