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    The attempted exotic chicken feast turned out to be quite an expensive dinner for an Idaho resident as, apart from being blacklisted by Yellowstone authorities, he received a $1,200 fine, according to reports.

    A reported attempt made by an unnamed Idaho native to fry a chicken in a Yellowstone hot springs got Twitter users a moment to relax from the US post-election turmoil. 

    The incident roots back to August, according to a report by the New York Post, when park rangers were alerted to the hydrothermal hot-pot sesh after reports that there were people hiking to Shoshone Geyser Basin with cookware. An investigation led them to discover two whole chickens in a burlap sack right in a hot spring. 

    After learning that the Idaho resident had been banned from Yellowstone National Park following the incident, netizens raised several questions. First of all...

    ​​While no answer was given to those, twitterati went on to wonder whether attempting to cook a chicken in a hot spring would mean to fry or boil it.

    ​Some suggested that this is the future of environmentally-friendly cooking.

    ​Other users offered some cursed gifs to fit the situation.

    ​While the rest apparently feared the possible aftermath of the Idaho man's venture.

    ​In Yellowstone, one is not allowed to place objects of any kind or enter any part of the hot springs themselves, as geyser water reaches 143 degrees F (61 degrees C) on average, and poses a risk of instant death, or, at the very least, scalding. And even though the rule does not appear to directly prohibit the cooking of whole chickens, the hapless Idaho wanna-be-chef received a $1,200 fine and a ban from the Yellowstone authorities.


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