VIDEO: This is Your Brain on Minnesota Cold — Freezing an Egg on Concrete

Friday, 16 Jan 2009

Since it’s been below zero in Minneapolis for the past few days straight, we decided it was time to have some fun with it. You’ve seen people try to fry an egg on the sidewalk.  Today we decided to freeze one.

Also, here’s a fun little side-by-side. Sculptures involving silverware and food are popular here in Minneapolis.


Frozen Egg with Fork, January 16, 2008


Minneapolis Sculpture Garden: Spoonbridge and Cherry, Claes Oldenburg, 1985-1988

Reader's Comments

  1. Hi! It’s dropped down to 60 here at 5PM in sunny Mesilla,NM,(the high was 64) after a low this morning of 25. It’s been simply gorgeous without even the slightest hint of a breeze, and the farmers are finishing up the pecan harvest, and pruning their orchards. That egg looked distressed! Were you able to get it up off the concrete? You can probably just leave it till it thaws out in July and let Fred lick it up!

  2. Cool… Elizabeth! Glad your hand didn’t freeze to the spoon! Right now in New Mexico, you can go outside and not wear a jacket! Come home dear! Did you select the beautiful Christmas utubes to come onto your website?
    I loved seeing’s sort of like having a visit.
    Love, Mom

  3. That’s cool!…I mean COLD! 🙂

  4. I don’t know how to do this very well! BUT–I like fried eggs a LOT better than frozen ones–could you get itup and take it into the house to melt and then
    cook it and taste it!!! How good was it?
    THANK YOU for sending it to me! XXX, Murr

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog, Murr! The egg is completely and totally stuck to the balcony. Until the temperature improves drastically, I don’t think it’s going anywhere! We’d have to chisel it off of the concrete in little pieces. We are thinking warm thoughts of you and Las Cruces!

  6. Awesome! looks like your mom and dad did a pretty good job of describing the dreadful weather we are currently experiencing so i wont go into too much detail about how we went walking in t-shirts today (i think sam even broke a sweat) and I read most of the Marth Stewart cupcake magazine out in the orchard. Cheers and thanks for Sharing.

    Em and crew

  7. Thanks, Em and crew! Reading in the orchard? Now that’s a great life. If you get into baking the cupcakes or anything else and want to do a guest post, just let me know!

  8. craig and i throughly enjoyed watching this video! we’ll try to fry an egg this summer when it’s 120 degrees!

  9. I would love to see that, Kathy! Sounds like a fun project for Ryan. 🙂

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