Update, 3:30 p.m.: The crayons did eventually melt, and it looked pretty cool. Meanwhile, every media outlet in town, including us, decided to start melting things on video. It was a hot day in Dallas. Details below.
I’ve spent the last 20 minutes, along with thousands of other people on the internet, watching a live video of crayons obstinately not melting, downtown Dallas in the background.
Whichever insane person at Channel 8 cooked up the idea of this Facebook live video — 6,000 viewers and counting as of 1:20 p.m. — deserves a raise. It’s an inspired and absurd art project. Shortly before 1 p.m., the video went live. A man set up a large sheet of paper on a stand, a row of Crayola crayons attached to its top. A thermometer ticks to its left. This is the caption with the video:
You’ve heard of frying eggs and baking cookies in this triple digit heat…what about crayon art? Let’s see how long it takes to create a melted work of art!
WEATHER INFO: wfaa.com/weather
Maybe somebody at WFAA should have Googled “how hot for crayons to melt.” I did, and landed on Crayola’s website.Read More