Giant Thermometer Measures Our Misery

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A giant thermometer is on display in the Turpan Prefecture of China. I don't know what's more ominous. The giant rod standing tall in the sky or the rising red level that measures the local temperature.


When this image was taken on July 15, the air temperature was a whopping 46C (114F) and the ground temperature was a mind-melting 76C (169F). I don't know about you, but I think I'll pass on visiting this unusual monument until the winter.[China Daily via MIC Gadget]

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This is so much more interesting than that lame "Tallest Thermometer in the World" in Baker, that just has numbers that light up (and half the bulbs don't work).