Gallery: The Australian Outback is So Hot that Drivers Are Unable to Pu...


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Right now, it is summer in Australia and things are hot. How hot are they? They are so scorching that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology had to add new colors to its maps to indicate the soaring temperatures. They are so hot that catastrophic brush fires have raged over five of the country’s six states. Now, the heat is so intense that gasoline sales have halted in some parts of the outback. Yes, in a somewhat ironic twist, Mother Nature seems to be showing her displeasure for the use of fossil fuels by making it so hot that the liquid evaporates before it even hits the tank.

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