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(The New York Times)   After yearlong investigation, Death Valley officially designated hottest place on earth at 134 degrees   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Death Valley, World Meteorological Organization, diplomatic missions of the United States, investigation, Weather Underground  
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2012-12-29 04:24:13 PM  
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Towne Pass, about 5000ft above sea level on the road to Death Valley. Neat, cool enough to get out, walk around and stretch my legs.

Neat, they have some cactus out here, cattle tongue cactus or something.

Neat, they have this symmetrical pattern of dozens of black spots.

Uh, the dots on the one I stepped close to all shifted quickly in about a half-second and then stopped equidistant from each other again.

They're ticks.

Back in the car.
2012-12-29 01:40:40 AM  
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make me some tea: phlegmmo: "Yeah, but it's a dry heat."
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Hottest I've ever experienced was 122F. Fark that shiat.

When you step out onto the road in Death Valley and your shoe soles start melting onto the asphalt, you know you've arrived.
2012-12-29 01:15:49 AM  
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"Yeah, but it's a dry heat."
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