The Easy Bake Hyundai
I've heard that taking a cool or cold shower after mowing the lawn or exercising in the heat is actually a BAD thing. They say that doing so will only make you sweat more after your shower. So I decided to put it to a test...my conclusion: taking a cool or cold shower feels fantastic after being in the heat all day. As long as you've got air conditioning, you will not sweat more after a cold shower.
I remember frying an egg on the sidewalk when I was a kid, so that urban legend proved to be true.
How about baking cookies in your car? I know that if it's 85 degrees Fahrenheit outside, that the interior of your car can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. During our heatwave, temperatures would reach near 100 by afternoon, so the interior of....let's say a Hyundai...could reach 200 degrees!
Perfect for baking chocolate chip goodness, I say.
Fellow blogger, Siren, decided to conduct her own experiment. She made sure to park her car out in the open, facing the sun. Siren then placed square blocks of cookie dough on an ordinary baking sheet. She strategically put the baking sheet on the dashboard of her Hyundai. Here is what they looked like at 10 AM :
I will say this, the cookies didn't quite look right. They were baked, that's for sure. I do consider myself a coinnoseaur of cookies, and in my expert opinion, these cookies appeared to be very strange.
On the underside, the cookies had a "belly button." There's no other way to explain it. It was as if someone had poked a finger right in the middle of each cookie as it was baking. If there's anyone out there that's an expert in heat convection, please explain this to me.
The outside of the cookie was quite hard, like stone. Not very appealing at all.
Allthough we proved our hypothesis correct: that indeed, you can bake cookies on the dashboard of a Hyundai when it's freaking hot, the cookies were inedible.
On the other hand, Siren's car smelled incredible for two weeks, and she now had projectiles she could zing at other motorists while fighting traffic.