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Arizona Is Literally On A Hot Seat, Everything’s Melting

Arizona has experienced an extreme heat wave over the past week. It’s so hot, it melted trash bins, hindered airplanes from flying and caused heat-stroke-related deaths.

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Summer is just around the corner, but Arizona had a taste of the scorching sun over the week, reaching a staggering 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

In fact, the entire Southwest has experienced an extreme heat wave where temperatures melted trash bins and people suffered a heat stroke. But Arizona experienced extreme temperatures that airplanes were not allowed to fly.

Phoenix, the capital of Arizona, has been in the middle of a heat wave that made the temperatures shoot higher than 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 degrees Celsius) in just one week. That ties the city’s record set 22 years ago of days above 115 degrees.

According to USA Today, the extreme heat experienced in the state is expected to last over the weekend. In fact, it has been dubbed as a deadly and record-breaking heat wave with several deaths in Nevada, New Mexico, California and Phoenix linked to the blazing heat.

People have been posting photos proving how hot it is in Arizona.

Arizona's temperatures soared to an average of 120 degrees Fahrenheit

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It’s so hot in Arizona, everything melts – even this plastic trash bin.

It's so hot, this trash bin melted.

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It’s so hot in Arizona, you can literally bake cookies on your car hood.

Cookie, anyone?

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It’s so hot in Arizona, even the animals in the zoo are uncomfortable.

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It’s so hot in Arizona, you can cook your steak outside.

Medium Rare, please.

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It’s so hot in Arizona; you might need oven gloves to drive your car.

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Heat stroke is a serious and life-threatening condition. It’s important to make sure those who are more susceptible to extreme heat, like pregnant women, older people, and babies, are well hydrated and kept cool.

Each summer, records are being surpassed when it comes to the heat index many states are experiencing. To deal with the extreme heat and prevent health complications, here are ways to beat the heat:

  1. Drink lots of water
  2. Use a fan to cool yourself
  3. If you feel dizzy, lie down and rest. Don’t overexert yourself.
  4. Open windows and use a fan. If your house is equipped with an AC system, make sure it’s working well.
  5. Wear loose clothing that is light-colored
  6. Avoid caffeine and alcohol; these may make you more dehydrated.

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In a post by PopularMechanics, we learn that Guatemalan police recently found an “odd watercraft” that utilizes the same hull technology as military vessels called Very Slender Vessels (VSVs).

Apparently, this stealth boat has been used by smugglers to deliver drugs undetected.

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One of the ten planets has almost the same size as Earth.

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Mother Saves Family from Grenfell Tower Fire by Flooding the Bathroom

“I let the bathroom flood. It kept the flat damp. It may have saved our lives.”

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This is the scary moment when a mother with her daughter and boyfriend gets trapped on the 11th floor of the burning building. Fortunately, they were able to buy time by flooding the bathroom. They were eventually rescued to safety because of that.

The incident happened during the Grenfell Tower fire in London. Natasha Elcock, 39 years old, was trapped on the building's 11th floor when the fire began to rage. She was with her 6-year-old daughter and boyfriend at the time.

"Following fire advice on notices in their flat to stay put," a Metro report tells us, "the family remained inside." Unfortunately, smoke began to engulf their home and so Natasha decided "to flood the bathroom so their flat would remain damp", hoping that it would help buy them time.

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