Articles tagged with: record breaking temperatures

Flaming Mountains and One Big Thermometer

We stumbled across this image and had to share! Chinese tourists walk past a huge thermometer near the Flaming Mountain in TurpanOf course Houston gets hot and we gripe and complain (until it gets cold and then we gripe and complain) but can you imagine living at Flaming Mountains, China?

Even the name makes you break out in a sweat!  In 2008 the highest temp there was a record-breaking 152.2 degrees Fahrenheit.  Journey to the West is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century which claims that this area was created when the Monkey King created a big disturbance in Heaven and knocked over a kiln.  This picture shows the large thermometer erected to monitor the temperature.