How hot is Arizona? Hot enough for TikTokers to cook in their cars

It’s not a new concept for Arizonans to try to prove how hot it is by cooking food in their cars and frying eggs on pavement.

But lately social media users are racking up millions of views for videos that showcase the effects of the Southwest heatwave.

One metro Phoenix TikToker, “Arizona weather man” @woetheromans_, purported to show a garbage bin that buckled and cracked in half while out on the street. Standup comedian Dylan White seems to be using humor to cope: In a recent video, he said, “Imagine living in a pizza oven because that’s cooler than being outside.” User @angelboomin recorded what appeared to be a melted car wash sign.

Others have shown the world what they can melt, cook and bake in their cars or on pavement. Obviously, such foods — including chocolate cake, eggs and steak — can be risky to eat if not cooked and maintained at the right temperature as advised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Here are some cooking videos that showcase the recent heat wave in Arizona.

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