So hot you can fry an egg on the sidewalk? Whose idea was that, anyway?
(MCT) — When a heat wave strikes, the only thing sure to rise faster than the mercury is the hyperbole. But where did that "so hot, you can fry an egg on the sidewalk" thing come from?
The earliest known reference to this cliche culinary claim appeared in the June 11, 1899, edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, according to the Library of Congress, which also cites a later mention in the Los Angeles Times of Oct. 5, 1933.
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