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Death Valley: Hot enough to fry an egg?

4 July 2013 Last updated at 00:08 BST

Death Valley in the US is considered the hottest place on Earth and in the middle of a heatwave, temperatures are pushing 50C (120F).

The BBC's David Shukman decided to test whether the heat was intense enough to fry an egg, by just placing the pan on the ground in the middle of the day.

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