You Know It's Hot Outside When the Traffic Lights Are Melting

Blazing sun of West Texas

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Redditor Mohayat lives in Kuwait and reportedly snapped this amazing photograph of a traffic light literally melting under the hot summer sun. While you may feel that hot, the photo is actually a hoax from 2013. A burning car resting against the fixture's post is actually the culprit. Still, the temperature in some places on earth can climb high enough to make you believe this photo could be true.

Heat from an auto fire melts a traffic signal in Kuwait
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Here are the current weather and forecast for Kuwait.

Kuwait

Want to see something crazy? This is the forecast for Phoenix, Ariz.

Phoenix, Arizona

Here is Las Vegas.

Las Vegas forecast

Is the term "the oven states" a thing? Because it should be. The new reality is that the southern and western states in the U.S. are going to bake every summer. Throw in steadily declining water supplies across the region, and it's not hard to envision future population shifts to cooler and wetter states. How do you really live in a place where it's hotter than 100 degrees for more than 100 or 120 days straight?

Welcome to the new world. Thank you global warming.