It's So Hot That . . .

It's So Hot That . . .


So yeah, we're in the middle of a global heatwave, and high temperature records are being set all over the world.  (But it has nothing to do with climate change of course . . . it's all just a coincidence.  Anyway . . .)


1.  It's so hot that it's gotten up over 90 degrees in SIBERIA.  That's almost double the normal temperature at this time of year.


2.  It's so hot that a road melted in Newcastle, England . . . and a guy's foot sank in and he got stuck.  The fire department had to use a hammer and chisel to get him out.  (Here's a picture.)




3.  It's so hot that it's slowing down stock trading.  The humidity is affecting radio transmissions to data centers in New Jersey, which is adding about eight microseconds to every stock trade . . . and that can actually make a huge difference.


4.  It's so hot that fields in the country Wales are drying up . . . and revealing evidence of ancient civilizations underneath them.  (Here are a few pictures.)




5.  And finally, it's so hot that someone in Quebec rigged tubes from their car into their apartment . . . to pump in more air conditioning.  And someone else took a picture.  (Here's the picture.)




(Washington Post / Independent / Bloomberg / BBC / Reddit)


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