# The Flashlight That Fries Eggs

When you need to see in the dark, even a tiny flashlight can help. But if that’s not exciting enough for you, you can use a really, REALLY bright one…and the brighter the flashlight, the hotter it gets. The Torch, a flashlight made by Wicked Lasers, is so hot that it can set paper on fire just by shining on it. It can toast marshmallows and even fry eggs! The flashlight shines at 4100 “lumens,” which measure brightness; to compare, you can read in the dark with a flashlight at just 20 lumens. The only problem is that the Torch drains its batteries in just 15 minutes. So whether you’re fumbling in the dark or just cooking breakfast, you’d better do it fast.

Little kids: If your Torch flashlight can fry your eggs for just 8 more seconds, what numbers do you say to count down from 8?  Bonus: If you bought a dozen eggs and you’ve fried 5 of them, how many eggs do you have left to fry? Count down if it helps! (Reminder if needed: A dozen equals 12.)

Big kids: If eggs fry at 130 degrees, and your Torch has heated them to 108 degrees so far, how much hotter do they need to get?  Bonus: If you can roast 3 marshmallows at a time on a skewer, how many full skewers can you roast from a bag of 40?

The sky’s the limit: If your Torch can roast 3 marshmallows in 5 minutes, or else fry 2 eggs in 4 minutes, what’s the greatest number of items you can cook completely with 2 15-minute Torches if you have to cook at least 2 eggs?