Arizona Resident Shares Video Of Their Tail Light Melting In The Record 130-Degree Heat

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Now I’m not going to spend this entire article ringing a bell and yelling “the end is near,” but I will present a couple of things about the Earth getting pretty damn hot, such as this person’s tail light on their car melting off.

If you haven’t noticed, states across the country have been dealing with sweltering heat this summer, with Death Valley, Nevada drawing in tourists this past weekend as many were expecting the desert to reach world record-breaking temperatures. It only got up to 128 degrees, so it didn’t break the existing 134 degree record, but it got dangerously close.

Global temperatures have been breaking records though, with temperatures at the beginning of July setting a new bar each and every day:

Cities in Texas are worried that their power grids not being able to handle the excess use of electricity pulled by extended running of air conditioners, and beachgoers in Miami trying to cool off are having to deal with water temperatures of over 98 degrees (you cook spaghetti at around 180-212 degrees).

So long story short (and you probably don’t need me to tell you this if you just recently walked outside and became drenched in sweat), the world is pretty hot right now, and if there was an epicenter of “hot temperatures,” it would be Arizona.

Specifically, the city of Phoenix, which houses around 1.6 million people, is getting close to uninhabitable this summer. Was it smart to build such a big city right smack dab in the middle of the desert in the first place? Probably not.

But we humans don’t like to be told what to do, and if we want a city to be located where it would be challenging to provide water to its citizens, we put a city there.

From the very moment the calendar flipped from June to July, Phoenix has been caught up in temperatures above 110 degrees or higher every single day. The high temperatures are causing a multitude of issues, such as higher hospital admissions, limited use of water, and for this woman on TikTok, tail lights of vehicles melting off.

It’s almost unbelievable, but check out the clip that she posted to social media of her tail light actively melting away like an ice cream cone in 131 degree heat:

@sierraramos825 Crazy it was 131 degrees outside 😱#foryoupage #fyp #fypシ゚viral #melting #131degrees ♬ original sound – Sierra Ramos

TikTokers in the comments couldn’t believe what they were seeing, leaving replies underneath the video of the melting car part saying:

“This sun is definitely angry this year.”

“Gonna need some new blinker fluid.”

“Why did I immediately think that is melted wings and buffalo sauce?”

“My boyfriend lived in Arizona a bit and he said this happens to tires.”

“Oh my gosh, I didn’t think that was possible.”


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