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Lodi on the egg-frying map

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Posted: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 12:00 am

On the theme of: What is news?

A quick note.

Last week, I wrote at (probably excessive) length about our coverage of cheap coffeee in Lodi.

Some readers felt the java quest was a non-story.

We'd previously heard the same about photo chief Brian Feulner's attempt to fry an egg on concrete and asphalt.

Well, check it out: Brian's video is highlighted on a USA Today blog that discusses egg frying in hot weather. The entry is accompanied by a graphic that points out the following:

• To fry an egg, it must reach at least 158 degrees.

• Even if the asphalt is hot enough to fry that egg, the rough surface will not result in an evenly cooked egg.

By the way, the bloggers at USAT noted that Brian, who took a few slugs from unimpressed local readers, did a "commendable" job with his experiment.

You can view the blog at:

Take a look at Brian's original work at:

Oh, a thank you to Layla Bohm, our eagle-eyed cops/courts reporter, for spotting this item and passing it to me.