The nd of this week was totally hot. The mercury reached a record-breaking 54C in Mitribah, Kuwait this Friday. Sweltering temperatures forced sweating Kuwaits into local rivers to cool off. One man was pictured frying EGGS in the scorching sun.
Increasing the residents’ suffering were chronic electricity outages, caused mainly by the soaring temperatures and the decline in electricity imported from neighbouring Iran.
Weather historian Christopher Burt said the temperature was the hottest “ever reliably measured on Earth. Blistering heat was also clocked in neighbouring Iraq, where 53.9C temperatures baked Basra, Iraqi, so government declared a two-day public holiday so people could cool down.
When Weiwei the panda was way, way too hot in his enclosure zookeepers came up with an ingenious idea to cool him down. They made a massive 200kg ice block for the popular bear, as temperatures reached a sweltering 36C in the Hubei Province of China.
Weiwei delighted visitors over the weekend at Wuhan Zoo by rolling around with the block, sometimes stopping for a refreshing lick. The giant panda cuddled the cube all day long, having discovered the next best thing since human-served bamboo.