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.

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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).