Tuesday, July 4, 2023

The Heat's On

        Well, we slammed into the triple digits this week.  If we were made of cookie dough, we’d all be crispy by now (and this proves you are NOT what you eat, apparently).

          So I thought I’d let you know that it could be much worse.  Here are some hot-time-in-the-old town temperatures to consider:

          The hottest temperature ever recorded on earth was 136 F. in Libya, but California is a close second, with 134 F. (56 C.) in Furnace Creek Ranch in—you guessed it—Death Valley.  Aptly named locations, I might add.

          People know that lightning bolts are a major jolt of electricity, but they don’t always know how hot they are: 50,000 degrees F., five times hotter than the surface of the sun.

          A welding torch can be 6,000 degrees hot, enough to melt steel. Yes, gloves and a mask are a good idea.

          Heading to Hawaii to cool off?  Just as long as you avoid the 2200 degrees F. lava, you should be fine.

          Last, diamonds will melt at 1650 degrees F., another reason to stay in where it’s air conditioned.

          And while you’re inside, watch some of my life hacks right here. (Including how to make ice cream in a baggie)

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