Friday, July 21, 2017

Shanghai had its hottest day in 145 years

A heat wave may be pummeling the East Coast right now, but we should really be taking pity on Shanghai, which had its hottest day in at least 145 years.

Temperatures hit a record 105.62 degrees Fahrenheit today in the Southern Chinese city, which is the highest temperature recorded at the Xujiahui weather station since it was established in 1873. The previous high was a mere 105.44 degrees Fahrenheit, back in 2013.

That said, overall, 105 is not that impressive when it comes to temperature records since by some accounts, the hottest temperature ever recorded was 134 degrees Fahrenheit in California’s Death Valley in 1913. “By some accounts” is key here, because there’s plenty of dispute around the “hottest temperature” ranking among...

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