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Sunny side up in 42 degree heat

With temperatures soaring in Shepparton, The News thought it would run a little experiment.

January 18, 2014 4:44am

Frying an egg on stainless steel in 42 degree heat.


The brief: See if an egg will fry on the road.

Easy.

News photographer Ray Sizer grabbed his trusty camera and headed outside.

A few minutes later he returned.

The result: A fail.

The camera overheated before the egg could fry.

But - not deterred - Ray headed to the lid of the barbecue to try again.

This time he carried an umbrella to shade the camera and a scoop of icecream because he wanted to see if it would melt first.

The result: A pass of sorts.

The icecream melted in minutes – the egg took a little longer.

‘‘This wasn’t the most exciting task I’ve had at The News,’’ Ray said.

‘‘But watch the video - we’ve speed it up for you.’’

It took about two hours for the egg to cook – and even then it probably wasn’t edible.

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