How do you like your eggs in the morning?
Since you ask, I like mine frozen solid and scraped off a pavement in Minnesota at -27°F, thanks very much. Delicious.
Flipping the old ‘it’s hot enough to fry a egg on the sidewalk’ experiment on its head, one Minnesotan decided to freeze an egg on the sidewalk instead. And why not? You’ve got to do something during the ol’ polar vortex.
I suppose it’s unsurprising eggs freeze at -27°F (-32°C). Pretty much everything does, and anything that doesn’t shouldn’t be trusted.
The video was uploaded by Minnesota Cold, a YouTube channel dedicated to conducting cold weather experiments in Minnesota.
Alongside the video, they wrote:
Will it be more popular than the Instagram Egg? Minnesota, it’s so cold that…eggs freeze mid-air.
This is what happens to eggs when you put them outside in Minnesota when it’s -27 degrees Fahrenheit. How to crack a frozen egg experiment.
Check it out:
Aside from proving it’s darn cold in Minnesota, if these eggs were the size of a jeep I’m pretty sure Jeff Koons would be all over them, and he’d manage to sell them for a disgusting amount of money. For now though, these are just regular-size chicken eggs.
In other egg-related news, the most-liked picture ever on Instagram – an egg – finally cracked and revealed its true message.
The video was unveiled after the Super Bowl earlier this month, in which it was revealed the egg was actually part of a mental health campaign, warning people about the pressures of social media.
The campaign was led by Mental Health America, who tweeted:
We’d like to thank #TalkingEgg for shining a limelight on #mentalhealth tonight with an important message.
Not everyone chooses to #fightintheopen for mental health, but you did for the one in five Americans living with a mental health condition.
We’d like to thank #TalkingEgg for shining a limelight on #mentalhealth tonight with an important message. Not everyone chooses to #fightintheopen for mental health, but you did for the 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition. Thank you, #EggGang! 💚🥚 pic.twitter.com/9KPlXG5re4
— Mental Health America (@MentalHealthAm) February 4, 2019
If you’re experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is there to support you. They’re open from 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. Their national number is 0800 58 58 58, and they also have a webchat service if you’re not comfortable talking on the phone.
Charlie Cocksedge is a journalist at UNILAD. He graduated from the University of Manchester with an MA in Creative Writing, where he learnt how to write in the third person, before getting his NCTJ. His work has also appeared in such places as The Guardian, PN Review and the bin.